Just like how the Samsung Galaxy S8 represented a second chance for Samsung following the disaster that was the Note 7, the Nintendo Switch represents Nintendo’s second chance after the Wii U had flopped rather badly. Turns out that everyone loves a good comeback story and that customers are pretty forgiving, or at least that’s what the numbers are showing.
According to a recent press release put out by Nintendo, the company has revealed that the Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console in Nintendo’s history. According to numbers from the NPD Group, Nintendo managed to sell 906,000 units of the Switch in the month of March alone, and this is just the US market we are talking about.
However earlier figures have suggested that the console is doing well in other markets that it has launched in, such as Japan where they sold 300,000 units in its first week. In addition, it seems that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold equally well and has apparently sold more than 925,000 units for the Switch, and 460,000 units for the Wii U, meaning that the game has racked up over 1.3 million units sold to date.
This shouldn’t be surprising as Breath of the Wild is probably the biggest game that was available at launch, and had a near one-to-one attach rate. So far reviews of the Switch have been largely positive save for some issues here and there, while Breath of the Wild has scored near-perfect reviews.