According to a new analytical report covering the Switch, Nintendo’s latest console is said to be the fastest selling “home video game system” of all time in the U.S. This new Nintendo milestone has been achieved within 10 months time.
Thanks to businesswire.com we learn that the Nintendo Switch has become the fastest selling “home video game system” of all time in the United States. The system that found its place on the market on March 3rd, 2017, has moved well over 4.8 million units in the U.S. within 10 months.
The internal sales figure report from Nintendo and Business Wire show that it has surpassed the Wii, which held the previous record of more than four million units sold during the same time frame.
The report dives deeper into the success of Nintendo’s “home video game system” and revealed that more than 60% of Switch owners in the U.S. have Super Mario Odyssey, and more than 55% own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
In addition to the percentage breakdown of the Nintendo Switch success, Nintendo noted that Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are the most “highest-rated games in history.”
More than 50% of Switch owners have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and more than 20% own a copy of Splatoon 2. In addition, Nintendo said that over 300 titles by third-party developers have launched for the Switch, and that is has garnered “strong support” from indie devs.
Upcoming Switch titles that will be present in the year 2018 include Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, Kirby: Star Allies, and a new Yoshi game, along with the new Shin Megami Tensei title, and the release of dozens of other indie titles as well.
Lastly, it has been said that support from “major publishers” like EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, Sega, Take 2, Bethesda, and more, all plan to ship “quality content” for the ever growing Nintendo Switch platform.
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