US Sales Of Nintendo Switch, New 'Zelda' Break Company Records

US Sales Of Nintendo Switch, New 'Zelda' Break Company Records

According to the NPD Group result, the Switch outsold both the Sony's and Microsoft's gaming console during March. On the other hand, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch's launch title - had been managed to have 925,000 copies sold in March. The record only applies to the USA market, not globally, a spokesman for the Kyoto-based company said.

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.

The figure, courtesy of research firm SuperData, tops Nintendo's projection of about 2 million units for the month.

The Nintendo Switch is selling fast and breaking records at Nintendo. If true, Nintendo's hybrid is already well on its way to achieving the projected 7.2 million in 2017, and could even exceed that number if holiday sales are particularly strong. The demand for the console is very high that makes every retail and online store immediately sold out their newly arrived Switch stocks.

The only answer for more copies of Zelda being sold than units of the Switch is fans are buying gear and games before they buy the Switch.

EU's Juncker, Barnier to Visit Britain's May Next Week
Recent opinion polls suggest a clear lead for May's Conservatives over the main opposition Labour Party. Meanwhile, EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said negotiations with Britain would be hard .

This is not very surprising, as the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is one of the biggest games that is available for the Nintendo Switch at the time of launch and the attach rate between the console and this game is nearly one to one.

It out-sold every single prior Nintendo product in their first-month release, including the Wii, and the Gameboy Advance. Where its long-term game stands has yet to be seen, as it's still working to make the system readily available to buyers interested in it. One might even call them collectors, if you will. Do you think Nintendo's newest console will be successful as the Wii had been?

Regardless of why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch sold more copies than there are Switch units, it's hard to deny that the game deserves it. Breath of the Wild has the record for most ideal scores out of any other video game released to date, and even spent some time as the highest-rated game ever before some lower scores brought down its average rating.

With several big releases coming this summer such as ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2, Nintendo has to be happy with the story so far.

Related Articles

  • Ashley Young unsure on Manchester United future

    Ashley Young unsure on Manchester United future

    United "showed more desire, more ambition, more motivation", said the Italian. But Chelsea does have a more favourable run-in than Tottenham.
    Easter road deaths increase in all provinces except FS

    Easter road deaths increase in all provinces except FS

    Meanwhile, the Northern Cape and North West were among the provinces where the highest increases in road deaths were recorded. The Road Traffic Management Corporation said speeding and overloading were the main offences during the Easter holidays.
    Is Samsung planning dual cameras for the Galaxy Note 8?

    Is Samsung planning dual cameras for the Galaxy Note 8?

    Samsung is now offering anyone who pre-orders the S8 the chance to get it in their pocket eight days before everyone else. The dual-SIM phones run Android Nougat-based TouchWiz UI - Samsung Experience UX - and support 4G LTE connectivity.
  • Monaco beat Dortmund to storm semis

    Monaco beat Dortmund to storm semis

    Dortmund looks to recover after an lucky showing, which saw Monaco score on an own goal and another that was way offside. If Dortmund are going to overcome Monaco , with away goals certainly not on their side, then Reus will need to perform.
    Vijay Mallya arrested in London

    Vijay Mallya arrested in London

    The liquor baron, however, fled the country days before the apex court took up the case against him. Mallya, in a message on Twitter, called the news of his arrest "usual Indian media hype".
    Jon Ossoff advances to runoff in highly watched Georgia election

    Jon Ossoff advances to runoff in highly watched Georgia election

    The race was for the seat previously held by Republican Tom Price, who now serves as Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary. The president weighed in on the high-stakes election earlier Tuesday, predicting "Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress.
  • Isaiah Thomas Grieving NBA star thanks Celtics fans for support

    Isaiah Thomas Grieving NBA star thanks Celtics fans for support

    Chicago was also able to overcome a strong performance from Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas , who put up 33 points of his own. Amir Johnson , for example, has had a disgusting series, and played only six minutes in Game 2. "Tonight, our job was easy".
    Tennis star Serena Williams confirms she is pregnant after Snapchat selfie

    Tennis star Serena Williams confirms she is pregnant after Snapchat selfie

    After a hard start to 2017, Kerber has begun to regain her form and reached a first final of the year in Monterrey last time out. She will miss all the matches in the 2017 season but will probably return to the court next year.
    25 years for ex-Saint's killer in 'profoundly sad' case

    25 years for ex-Saint's killer in 'profoundly sad' case

    An altercation ensued, and Hayes ultimately shot Smith seven times in the back and once in the side. Hayes said he does still contend Will Smith fired a gun, saying "that's what happened".
  • George Insists Comments Were Intended To Motivate Pacers

    If you would like to receive an email each time a new Indiana Pacers article is published, fill out our email notification form . I'm not even going to say it's our defence. "Only thing that matters is a win, and that's what I'm here for".
    In his own words: Text of Trump's latest complaints about Canadian trade

    In his own words: Text of Trump's latest complaints about Canadian trade

    Justin Trudeau, Prime minister of Canada, is anxious about Trump's protectionist talk as for him relationship with U.S.is crucial. We have had concerns over the NAFTA renegotiation for a long time, "said Agriculture NDP spokesperson Ruth Ellen Brosseau".
    Chicken nuggets order ended flight of Facebook murder suspect

    Chicken nuggets order ended flight of Facebook murder suspect

    The woman Stephens spoke of, Joy Lane, said in a text message to CBS that "we had been in a relationship for several years". Steve Stephens, the suspect in Facebook killing, reportedly shot and killed himself in Pennsylvania.