Nintendo Switch breaks sales record at Nintendo

Both of these consoles, however, were released in the holiday season, the traditional release window for consoles. 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.

Nintendo will provide a full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch sales, as well as other financial information, during its fiscal-year earnings release on April 27.

Yesterday it was announced that the Nintendo Switch outsold both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One for the month of March, and was the fastest selling console for Nintendo!

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Of course, that's not without some help. After the reminder that later this month every Switch owner will purchase their second game for the console thanks to the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came a number of cool game announcements for 2017. The Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild even managed to sell more copies than Nintendo sold Switch consoles. This means that there were more Breath of the Wild sales than there were Nintendo Switch sales. The game also saw over 460,000 sales on the Wii U. 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 awesome attach rate of more than 100%.

“Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different, ” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of Americas President and COO.

The Switch's future is looking good. However, this one will impact Switch, Wii U and 3DS.

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The "Switch Mini" would be created to appeal to children specifically, with the analysts pointing out the existing console's size and weight not being entirely suitable for youngsters. The Nintendo Switch console goes on sale today and retails for 300 dollars.

A research firm, the NPD Group, tracks the USA gaming industry suggested that the game company sold more of its popular games for the Switch than the units of hardware itself. If it plays its cards right, the Switch could become the comeback Nintendo needs.

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