The Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers also work on Mac and PC

The Nintendo Switch is the latest game console from the famed Japanese gaming company, which launched late last week to huge sales, but mixed reviews so far.

His claim is based on the console's sales figures for the first weekend after its release.

If that weren't enough, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild managed to outsell all other standalone launch titles in the company's history.

The claims come from New York Times journalist Nick Wingfield, who tweeted that he received information during an interview with US Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime. According to My Nintendo News, they managed to move almost 10% more product in the opening sales weekend for the Nintendo Switch than they did back in 2006 for the original Wii.

Nintendo Switch owners are being told that issues with "dead pixels" on the console's tablet screen are not a flaw with the hardware. What are your thoughts on the Switch's success? It's worth noting that, while Christmas is not the biggest holiday in Japan, both the Wii and Wii U launched in November/December, while Switch and PlayStation 4 both had February/March launches.

JP Morgan analyst Haruka More expects the good times to continue for Nintendo, with games such as Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey are slated for later this year.

However, here sustainability is key, as Wii ended up selling over 100 million units later. That's double the launch of Wii U but behind Xbox One, which sold 150,000 units during its debut weekend and 250,000 for PS4.

Of course, before you start rearranging your gaming space or flushing beloved fish down the toilet, check to make sure your Switch is fully updated and your Joy-Cons are charged.

  • Carolyn Briggs