Nintendo Sold More Zelda Switch Copies Than Switch Consoles

Sony could easily return to the top of the chart if Nintendo struggles to keep Switch systems on retailer shelves or as the publisher launches some of its bigger exclusives later in 2017 like God of War. That gives an attach rate of more than 100 percent. According to a press release from Nintendo, the Switch is the company's fastest-selling console, and it sold over 906,000 units in March alone. Breath of the Wild sold 1.3 million copies across Switch and Wii U in that same timeframe.

The company's latest console just became the fastest selling video game system in the U.S.in the company's history.

Over 1.3m copies of the game were sold across United States retail in March with 925k units on Switch and 460k on Wii U. According to the NPD Group, Breath of the Wild sold over 925,000 units for the Nintendo Switch - that's more copies of the game sold than consoles owned, which is a bit freaky.

In addition to this lovely sales number, is the number of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild units sold, at 925,000. It even shows in Nintendo's marketing efforts for the Switch, promoting the console during this year's Super Bowl and hosting demo events across the country. That means Nintendo sold more copies of Breath of the Wild for the Switch than it sold of the Switch console itself. It'll be interesting to see how high Breath of the Wild will chart on that list. That is generally true, though there are some exceptions, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Nintendo Wii U. It seems that Nintendo is making up for lost time and sales with the Nintendo Switch.

A research firm, the NPD Group, tracks the USA gaming industry suggested that the game company sold more of its popular games for the Switch than the units of hardware itself.

Citigroup has also set a sales target of 6.7 million units for the as-yet unconfirmed (and likely non-existent) console through the fiscal year March 2019.

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