It’s no secret that the Nintendo Switch has been doing very well. It’s already the fastest-selling console for Nintendo and the company has announced today that the Nintendo Switch has now become the fastest-selling video game console ever in the United States. It has broken the record that was set by the Nintendo Wii during its launch. The Nintendo Switch sold more than 4.8 million units during its first 10 months of availability in the United States, beating out the Wii’s 4 million units sold in the same period after it was launched.a
These are Nintendo’s internal sales figures and not from a third-party market tracker so these are figures that you can take on face value. The 4.8 million Nintendo Switch units that the company sold in the United States since March 3rd, 2017 are the highest total for the first ten months of any home video game system in U.S. history.
The company says that a strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for this console. More than 60 percent of Switch owners in the country own Super Mario Odyssey while more than 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The titles are not only console-sellers, but they happen to be two of the highest-rated games in history as well.
At this rate, the overall performance of the Nintendo Switch is going to eclipse the lifetime sales of the Wii U quickly. Nintendo is going to carry forward this momentum in 2018 as well.
Nintendo-published games like Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, Kirby, and Star Allies will be out this year. Major publishers like EA, Ubisoft, Activision, Capcom, Sega, Bethesda, and Take 2 will continue to support the console with their titles.