Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Sells 906,000 Units In March 2017 For North America



Nintendo announced via information from the NPD Group that the Switch console has sold 906,000 units in North America during its release month of March 2017, making it the fastest-selling Nintendo console.


Additionally, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold over 1.3 million units. 925,000 units come from the Nintendo Switch version and nearly 460,000 units from the Wii U version. That means the game saw an attach rate of more than 100% for Nintendo Switch, which may be attributed to those who purchased both the standard and limited edition versions.


Here’s a quote from Nintendo of America President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime:

“Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different. With its various play modes and the innovative features of the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch provides unique experiences that people can take with them anywhere and share with anyone.”


Nintendo also notes that its Switch sales are off to a record-breaking start, but shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand and they’re working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, as more systems are continuously being shipped.

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