Nintendo's New 'Zelda' for Switch Is Doing Better Than the Switch Itself


Nintendo has revealed that, according to the NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 906,000 units during its launch month. The main sales driver was the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which reportedly sold 920,000 units just for the Switch, which gave the game and wonderful attach rate of more than 100%.

The most popular game for the Switch, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, sold 925,000 copies in the United States - an attach rate of above 100%, which suggests that some consumers purchased more than two copies.

Some people have also noted that when purchasing the Nintendo Switch bundles they're receiving the guide books, extra controller and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but not the system.

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Nintendo originally said that it was expecting ship 2 million units to retailers across the world for March, which means that the report from SuperData is citing numbers above expectations!

Either way, it's an impressive first month of sales for Nintendo's new console; whether the long-time Japanese game console maker can sustain that momentum is another question altogether. According to him, this past quarter, from January to March 2017, the company saw record Xbox Live engagement with 1.1 billion multiplayer hours logged in worldwide regions, a 14% increase year-over-year. Well, apparently Nintendo still has some surprises for us when we discover the game on April 28th. That's right, within a month of being on sale, the Nintendo Switch sold almost 1 million units in the United States alone. So far, Nintendo has released a number of games for the portable gaming console. But at least one major company has jumped on board to make sure GX's final event is a blast: Nintendo Australia. Nintendo offers an explanation for this, however, stating that it might be from folks who bought both the limited edition and a second version to actually play. That problem will only be exacerbated when games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms, and Splatoon 2 debut in the coming months.