Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in the US

Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in the US

Nintendo also revealed new amiibo for Splatoon 2 in the form of the Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid. simply tapping these to your Switch will make them appear in-game.

Nintendo Co shares jumped as much as four percent after the company said its new Switch console is off to a record-setting pace in the USA since its March 3 debut.

Nintendo has revealed that, according to the NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 906,000 units during its launch month.

Nintendo also said today that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 1.3 million units; more 925,000 were sold on Switch and nearly 460,000 on Wii U.

Based on these figures, SuperData projects that Nintendo Switch will have 7.2 million units sold in 2017, which is considerably higher than original forecast (5 millions in 2017).

A player of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" recently made an impossible stunt that made fans in awe of his feat, which can be seen in a video that can be viewed down below.

It's also worth noting that the Wii U launched in November, the most popular month for platform sales, while Switch came out during the relatively quiet early March.

Nintendo needed a hit after its previous console, the Wii U, flopped. That makes Nintendo Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time.

Remarkable feat number two: Nintendo sold 1.3 million copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the company's $59 "open air" take on its fabled fantasy franchise. The Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild even managed to sell more copies than Nintendo sold Switch consoles.

"Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different", said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's President and COO.

It out-sold every single prior Nintendo product in their first-month release, including the Wii, and the Gameboy Advance. In fact, there are some collectors that purchase one copy of a game purely for collecting it, and then a second copy that they use to actually play it. Including the launching of the world's most powerful console, the Project Scorpio, alongside an wonderful lineup of new Xbox One games.

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