Nintendo sold nearly a million Switches in a single month

Nintendo sold nearly a million Switches in a single month

Nintendo sold nearly a million Switches in a single month

Both of those announcements make up for the lack of any concrete Virtual Console info, which at this stage we should expect to hear more about at E3 ahead of the launch of Nintendo's premium online service. And now that the interest on the new Legend of Zelda game is starting to wane down, Nintendo will need more titles on the Switch. That, according to retail tracker NPD Group, is how many units of its $299 Switch hybrid gaming TV-handheld Nintendo moved in March.

Nintendo announced today that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has now sold a total of 1.3 million units when combined on both devices.

Nintendo said it sold roughly 906,000 units of the Switch in the USA throughout March. The reported Breath of the Wild numbers, on the other hand, come directly from "Nintendo's internal sales figures" (including downloaded copies). The game sold more than 925,000 units for the Nintendo Switch, and 460,000 units for the Wii U console.

Nintendo adds that "full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch sales" will be made available on April 27 when it issues its full fiscal-year earnings.

So it seems that Nintendo wasn't overstating when it said that the Switch is its fastest-selling system to date, and at the moment it doesn't look like its fire is only going to get bigger.

The company reasons this is because some bought the limited edition, and a second copy to play.

Nintendo revealed that they will launch three versions of Link based on models from previous games, including: Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword.

What do you guys think of the Nintendo Switch sales? However, this could also be a fallout of questionable sales data or the fact that Switch had a prolonged shortage of retail units since launch. "Nintendo is working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, and more systems are continually being shipped".

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