ARMS Launches on Nintendo Switch June 16

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. As it turns out, the Switch's performance remains stellar in the States with 906k consoles sold in March alone, according to analyst firm NPD Group.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game sold over 1.3 million units*.

Nintendo also revealed that they sold even more copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during the month. Citing numbers from NPD (so we're talking North America here), the Switch sold over 906,000 consoles in March, with Breath of the Wild moving 925,000+ copies for Switch and nearly 460,000 for Wii U-also not a bad number, considering that the (roughly ten million) Wii U owners are mostly Nintendo diehards who were likely to buy a Switch anyway.

The Nintendo Switch is selling fast and breaking records at Nintendo. Since the console's launch last month, the Switch has been almost impossible to find on store shelves, and whenever units come in, they're quickly swiped by fast-acting consumers.

According to a report from Citigroup Inc (via Bloomberg), despite Nintendo Switch being a hybrid console, it is still quite large for children and this could result in Nintendo releasing a Nintendo Switch mini.

Switch, the new-age home gaming console system offering additional mobility convenience to user who can easily carry it on the go, has emerged as the fastest-selling video game system in Nintendo's history.

In other Nintendo hardware news, earlier today Nintendo revealed that it is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition.

The Nintendo Switch may be working out availability with certain retailers, but that's not stopping it from being a big-seller on the market anyway. That makes Nintendo Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only. The rendering of the game on the Nintendo Switch is astounding, with sharp and bright screens with powerful stereo speakers.

  • Arturo Norris