The Top 8 Fastest Selling Nintendo Consoles Ever in the US

Hackers believe that the Nintendo Switch has huge potential for running homebrew, which are custom operating systems and apps that can be developed for the device.

Nintendo has a hit on their hands even though Zelda is the only worthwhile game to buy right now. Nintendo NTDOY also revealed that it sold more than 1.3 million The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild units to the USA during the month, including 925,000 copies for the Nintendo Switch. You can bet the same will be true of the Switch in the not-too-distant future.

We knew the Nintendo Switch was off to a good start, based on USA sales numbers from March NPD numbers, but now it appear that the young upstart console has broken Nintendo's expectations with more than 2.4 million units sold worldwide.

Breath of the Wild sold even better.

The new announcement is far from being the first time Nintendo have released out of the ordinary colours for their consoles. The sales reveal Zelda has over a 100% attach rate to Switch sales but also shows Zelda sold more copies for the Switch than units of the Switch. The rendering of the game on the Nintendo Switch is astounding, with sharp and bright screens with powerful stereo speakers. The Switch is fun and offers ease of use. Look forward to our review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, coming at the end of this month for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo said that was because some users bought both a limited edition of the game and another version. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo's internal sales figures.

We understand why Citigroup's analysts might believe another Switch console could be in the works for release in about two years. Then again, 460,000 people in the United States picked up a copy of Breath of the Wild for the Wii U, which seems like a better move if you simply can't wait for Switch hardware.

A full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch sales, as well as other financial information, will be provided on April 27, when Nintendo issues its fiscal-year earnings release.

Also of note is SuperData's guess at the total number of Switch's sold in March.

  • Arturo Norris