The US FTC warns that all Nintendo Switch emulators are fake

The figures they shared about video game sales, however, are even juicier.

Although Nintendo is sprinkling some gems throughout the launch year of the Switch, the hybrid console will never have a library quite as large as that of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The company is expected to make more announcements regarding the sales and other financial information on April 27.

Enjoy Civilization VI from the comfort of your couch with a tablet, play Stardew Valley on the go from your phone or just enjoy your favorite PC games on macOS and Linux all at 60FPS. It means Nintendo Switch is getting more interesting. "The current slate of upcoming titles is also looking strong, and we expect Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 to do well". Zelda Breath of the Wild is also wildly successful, selling over 1.3 million copies in the U.S. alone.

The app has yet to be launched but as it stands there will be a beta that will be held on the 5th of May, so gamers who are interested in taking part can sign up via its website.

"The game includes very unique features when compared to other fighting games available at the time, including a special Line Battle system that allows players to traverse between the foreground and background and 2-player co-op functionality".

However, when consumers are buying hardware Day One, it's actually easier to add physical games to those orders than it is going through the rigmarole of setting up an account and downloading the title when they get home.

Nintendo said that "While Nintendo Switch sales are off to a record-breaking start, shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand".

Still, Zelda's cumulative sales certainly aren't to be sniffed at.

Meanwhile, the launch of several Virtual Console titles in this week paved the way for Wii U games lboost.

  • Carolyn Briggs