Just hours after announcing the discontinuation of the hit NES Classic Edition console, Nintendo is trumpeting record sales of its new Switch video game console.
As a result, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, and the fastest-selling game in the series.
Nintendo Switch and the console's flagship game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, are really, really popular. Notably, this sales surge was accomplished in a nontraditional month for a console launch.
Since the announcement of the Nintendo Switch, Splatoon 2 has been one of the more prominent game titles advertised, being one of the few first-party releases making its debut in the first six months of the console's lifecycle. Roughly 460,000 copies of the Wii U version of the game were sold in March, and the Switch version sold an estimated 925,000 units. The demand for the console is very high that makes every retail and online store immediately sold out their newly arrived Switch stocks.
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. Of those, almost 460,000 units were sold for the Wii U and over 925,000 were for the Switch. That was during the holiday season, of course-the Wii U came out in November of 2012-which makes the Switch's numbers look even more impressive.
The analysts wrote in a April report this week: "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".
It is confirmed that more than nine-hundred thousand units of Nintendo Switch was sold last month.
Some fans speculated that this could mean that Overkill might be working to fix the game now so that it would not have the same issues when Nintendo Switch version arrives.