Switch sales take off for Nintendo

To put those sales in context: Nintendo said the Wii U sold 13.56 million units worldwide between its November 2012 launch and December 2016; nearly 1 million Switch units have been sold in its first month of availability within the USA alone. "Breath of the Wild" is now the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, and also the fastest-selling "Zelda game of all time, Fortune reported".

The report further suggests that Nintendo Switch mini could sell 6.7 million units in 12 months through March 2019 and the standard Nintendo Switch will have sold 25.7 million units by then.

While the numbers above only represent sales in the United States, Nintendo has said that more details about the console's worldwide performance will be made available in its fiscal year earnings report later this month. Per SuperData's projections, Switch will shift over 7.2 million consoles in 2017, putting it over halfway toward the Wii U's total install base that took four-plus years to accumulate.

A game that comes out on two consoles has an OK chance of outselling the new one it launches with, but pulling it off without even needing the previous-generation sales is a truly impressive feat.

The Nintendo Switch is a completely new video game concept.

Nintendo has always catered to home and portable gamers alike, as well as both adults and children. The Nintendo Switch is sold out at nearly every store, with Ebay having the only inventory. The Nintendo Switch console goes on sale today and retails for 300 dollars.

Demand is so great, Nintendo says it can't ship enough devices to meet it. With the Switch, Nintendo has once again delivered a different type of console, a meshing of earlier models while still avoiding a confrontation with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on raw performance.

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