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Nintendo Switch is the US' fastest selling games console of all time

Nintendo Switch is the US' fastest selling games console of all time

In addition, Nintendo is aiming to sell 14 million Switch units until its anniversary, and at the moment they are standing on 10 million units sold since December 12. It beats the Wii, which previously held the record having sold 4 million units in that time.

“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go, ” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of Americas President and COO.

The news comes as Nintendo has been plagued with talk of supply chain constraints, after failing to support demand in the first few months of the Switch's release. The company attributed the strong sales to stellar first-party games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, both contenders for Game of the Year at the Game Awards. They have announced that their latest video game system is the fasted selling console in US history by selling 4.8 million units in just under 10 months.

Since the console's launch in March 2017, Nintendo had sold 4.8 million Switch systems nationally. With that said the Nintendo Switch has already become the fastest selling home video game system in USA history. "Nintendo Switch owners also possess the fun, competitive games Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 at rates of more than 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively".

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It has broken the record set by the Nintendo Wii during its launch.

A strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo of course was pleased to point out that over 300 games have been released (physically and digitally) including titles like DOOM, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Stardew Valley and more.

Homebrew software could bring new features and functions to the console that were not implemented by Nintendo. Not to mention games from other major publishers.


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