Monday, 18 December, 2017

Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling System In Nintendo History

Sherri Watson | 21 April, 2017, 19:11

Nintendo has announced that the new and highly anticipated Splatoon 2 game will be launching on their new Switch console in a few months time on July 21st, 2017.

There's been an electric feeling in the air since Nintendo's launch of the Switch on March 3. Selling more than 906,000 units in the United States in March, the Switch "has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history", according to Nintendo. The record only applies to the U.S. market, not globally, a spokesman for the Kyoto-based company said.

The latest Nintendo Switch console is now the current top selling console compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The breakdown of copies between the Switch and Wii U is 925,000 and 460,000 copies respectively.

The Switch was a huge hit in the United States in March, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group.

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

The Nintendo Switch is selling fast and breaking records at Nintendo. Switch sales would be lower without any significant aid, and that came in the form of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a long-anticipated Zelda title released alongside the console. Nintendo is being given a second chance at success and going by the numbers, it seems that users are quite forgiving, with the Nintendo Switch becoming the fastest selling device in the history of the company. This is suggested to be because a portion of buyers were buying more than one copy: one as a collector's item and the other to actually play.

In a statement on Friday, Nintendo acknowledged that "shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand".

Do you think Nintendo would launch a Nintendo Switch Mini? Where its long-term game stands has yet to be seen, as it's still working to make the system readily available to buyers interested in it. 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.