Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling System In Nintendo History

Posted April 19, 2017

Now, even the Nintendo Switch is getting its own version and it looks like it is coming pretty soon.

Even Super Mario 64-one of only two games that launched with the Nintendo 64 in the U.S. in 1996-didn't outsell its own console hardware in its debut (The best numbers we could find suggest 300,000 Super Mario 64 cartridges sold for 350,000 Nintendo 64 consoles in the system's opening weekend).

The Legend Of Zelda BOTW was one of the standout games for the year 2017, and the console which it was released on Nintendo Switch has also enjoyed great success and since its release the console has outsold even the heavyweights PS4 and Xbox One. Moreover, The Legend of Zelda, breath of the Wild also sold very well, with over 925,000 units in case of the Nintendo Switch and 460,000 in case of the Wii U. This means that the Legend of Zelda has sold more than 1.3 million units as of date. When it launched in late 2006, Nintendo reported that it had shipped 3.19 million units for the quarter ending December 31. The reason was that people bought a limited edition of the game to collect, and another version on the console.

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).

Nintendo of America has announced that Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling system in the company's history.

"Although the Nintendo Switch can be used as a handheld device, we think smaller children could struggle to use it comfortably in that format due to its size and weight". As of this writing, Switch is sold out at all online retailers. Sales figures for other territories were not revealed at this time, but have been promised by Nintendo for later on this month.