Nintendo Switch March 2017 US Sales Numbers Revealed

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Well it was to be expected but the Nintendo Switch was the top selling console in the US during its launch month of March 2017 according to NPD and Nintendo. Nintendo has announced that they sold 906,000 Nintendo Switch units in the US in March.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also sold over 1.3 million copies. More than 925,000 units were on Switch while another 460,000 were on the Wii U. Nintendo sold more of Zelda: Breath of the Wild than it sold Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent. The reasoning here “may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play.” The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time. It’s also the fastest-selling game ever in the series.

According to Nintendo, Switch is “one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time.” It also comes “in a nontraditional month for a console launch.”

Let us know in the comments if you bought a Nintendo Switch and how you like it.

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Justin Oneil
One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
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Justin Oneil

One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.