According to the NPD Group, Breath of the Wild sold over 925,000 units for the Nintendo Switch - that's more copies of the game sold than consoles owned, which is a bit weird. This means that there were more Breath of the Wild sales than there were Nintendo Switch sales.
Nintendo of America has revealed its March sales figures (via), and it seems the new Nintendo Switch is a hit, selling faster than any other console in the company's history.
It is undoubtedly that the Nintendo Switch will get the top spot in March's sales. This was in large part due to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, itself becoming Nintendo's fastest-selling launch title, and fastest-selling game in the series. GameStop said last month that the game had an "almost one-to-one attach result" with the Switch hardware, and the title sold to about 91 percent of initial Switch owners in France.
Over 1.3m copies of the game were sold across USA retail in March with 925k units on Switch and 460k on Wii U.
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.
According to a recent statement by Nintendo, the newly released Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in history for the company. "Nintendo is working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, and more systems are continually being shipped". These two new big games are "Splatoon 2" and "ARMS", and they will be shown on Nintendo's new Direct show. With over 900,000 units sold since its debut in March, the Nintendo Switch has really made a splash in the video game world.
Add to that these are only based on the combined physical and digital sales in the USA only, and you can imagine how relieved Nintendo will be for deciding to delay multiple times has paid off. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. To obtain a login, please register on the site.