Nintendo Switch Sold Over 906,000 Units in the U.S. in March; Zelda Sells 1.3 Million Copies

Nintendo Switch is off to a good start in the United States, accompanied by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

on April 13, 2017 8:27 PM

Today Nintendo announced via press release that the new Switch console sold over 906,000 console in March in the United States, according to NPD data.

On top of that, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold  1.3 million copies nationwide, of which 925,000 units for Switch and nearly 460,000 units sold for Wii U. This means that more Switch copies of the game were sold than actual console, meaning that quite a few collectors bought both the standard and the limited editions of the game.

As a result,  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isthe fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game ever in The Legend of Zelda series.

Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime accompanied the announcement with a statement:

“Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different. With its various play modes and the innovative features of the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch provides unique experiences that people can take with them anywhere and share with anyone.”

The press release also mentions that shipments haven’t been able to keep up with demand, but Nintendo is working hard to cope, with more systems continually being shipped.

Nintendo Switch sales managed to put the consoles at the top of March’s NPD rankings, with PS4 ranking second among home consoles, followed by Xbox One.

We’ll know more about worldwide figures on April 27th, when Nintendo will disclose its fiscal year earnings report.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.