Nintendo Switch Sells Like Crazy in Its First Month
Yesterday it was announced that the Nintendo Switch outsold both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One for the month of March, and was the fastest selling console for Nintendo! In fact Nintendo announced that the 906,000 Switch units sold in the United States alone. Today, an independent research group, SuperData, released a report that reveals the console’s global success, selling over 2.4 million units across the world!
Nintendo originally said that it was expecting ship 2 million units to retailers across the world for March, which means that the report from SuperData is citing numbers above expectations! On top of the 2.4 million consoles sold worldwide, this report also predicts that there will be an increase in sales for the Nintendo Switch this year, from 5 million to 7.2 million. SuperData CEO, Joost van Dreunen explained, “Nintendo is performing above expectations, which suggests that, at least for now, it is well on its way to restore investor confidence.”
Van Dreunen also added that the upcoming game lineup for the Switch was strong, with new games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 set to release soon. Van Dreunen continued stating that the Switch brings a sense of nostalgia to players, especially featuring games like ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove, among others.
Of course, there is no discounting the success The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has brought to the Switch, as there were over 1 million copies of the hugely popular and highly received title, which had a 100% attachment rate with the console.
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