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925,000 units come from the Nintendo Switch version and almost 460,000 units from the Wii U version. Fast forward to today, and Nintendo has finally announced its official sales numbers for March, at least in the US.

According to a press release from Nintendo, the NPD Group states that the Nintendo Switch has sold over 906,000 units in the USA for March.

Recently, Nintendo had released a press note saying that the Switch was the fastest seller among the consoles sold by the company.

Meanwhile, the console's biggest launch title - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - sold over 925,000 units for Nintendo Switch, somehow outselling the console itself, and almost 460,000 units for the older Wii U console.

Nintendo needed a hit after its previous console, the Wii U, flopped. The game sold 925,000 units on the Switch and 460,000 units on Wii U, meaning that it actually sold more Switch copies than their were Switch consoles. It's highly likely that one of these projects is Darksiders Warmastered for Nintendo Switch. They're already hyping up the Switch version of Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 2 for later in the year, and Link might just have the stamina required to carry them all on his back to victory-just as long as it doesn't rain.

For comparison to Breath of the Wild, Nintendo said back in 2006 that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which launched alongside the Wii, sold 454,000 copies in its first week. Not to mention: its March launch is highly unusual for a brand-new console, as it's traditional to aim releases for the holiday season.

"Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different". Some commentators have even suggested that it could be the latest title in Nintendo's esports play.

Now research firm SuperData is coming out with its own predictions regarding Switch, and if their calculations are correct then Nintendo is in for quite the year. Van Dreunen continued stating that the Switch brings a sense of nostalgia to players, especially featuring games like ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove, among others.

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