Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Nintendo Switch Sells 906000 Units In March 2017 For North America

Nintendo Switch Sells 906000 Units In March 2017 For North America

CNNTech writes that Nintendo Switch sold over 906,000 units in the first month of launch in the US alone. The Japanese platform holder also noted that the Switch is the "fastest-selling video game system in Nintendo history".

Nintendo recently revealed that their launch game for the Nintendo Switch, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" actually outsold the console it was exclusive to. For more info on the console's sales, you can check out the full press release from Nintendo below.

As for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there are some pretty interesting numbers.

The Nintendo Switch is selling fast and breaking records at Nintendo. The summer will bring a handful of other games that'll get Switch users excited.

The report further suggests that Nintendo Switch mini could sell 6.7 million units in 12 months through March 2019 and the standard Nintendo Switch will have sold 25.7 million units by then.

For those that have been waiting anxiously for new Nintendo Switch units to be available, Nintendo's announcement might not be surprising. It sold 906,000 units in March, which also resulted in it beating PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the best-selling console of the month.

The Nintendo Switch was released on March 3, meaning it sold almost 1 million units in its first 29 days of availability.

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).

It has been revealed that the Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console in the USA ever, which puts it ahead of some very successful consoles from the company. Nintendo speculates that this more than 100 percent attach rate could be due to players picking up both limited editions and normal versions of the game. If it plays its cards right, the Switch could become the comeback Nintendo needs.

Of course, stocks are still low deep into April, with Nintendo saying that they are "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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