March 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch sales surpass 906000 in the U.S.

Toby Manning
April 21, 2017

Also, Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Switch users will be able to purchase the dock for the console separately starting next month. If you ask, why then it may probably because of early shortage of Nintendo Switch consoles, the possibility is that they bought the game while waiting for the restock of the console.

That's right, Nintendo had more than a 100 percent attach rate for Zelda on the Switch.

This, unsurprisingly, makes it the fastest selling Zelda game in Nintendo's history, too.

The Nintendo Switch sales are going on strong.

Even more impressive was the huge launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo also revealed that they sold even more copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during the month. If the console can reach this goal, it will also reach half of Wii U sales during its lifetime (13.56 million units).

This was all enough to make The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game ever in The Legend of Zelda series. It will reportedly center on new details regarding the company's latest gaming console system, the Nintendo Switch, as well as other news regarding the Nintendo 3DS. We'll have to wait a little longer, however, to get a full answer as to whether they achieved their aim of two million consoles sold worldwide in the launch window.

According to a report by the NPD Group, which tracks the sale of video games in the us, the Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in the month of March, making it one of the fastest-selling gaming systems of all times. That's likely for people who were able to buy the game but couldn't find the system in its first four weeks on the market. What first looked like a hokey re-skin of Wii Sports Boxing has since become one of the system's most anticipated games.

Breath of the Wild's reported sales success doesn't come completely out of the blue.

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