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US: Nintendo Switch Becomes The Fastest-Selling Home Video Game System Of All Time

Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history. The home console that players can take wherever they go launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures. That’s the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history, surpassing Nintendo’s own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than 4 million units sold during the same timeframe.

“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 America’s President and COO. “Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond.”

A strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for Nintendo Switch. In the U.S., more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not only are these games system-sellers, but they’re also two of the highest-rated games in 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.

More than 300 games created by third-party developers have already launched for Nintendo Switch. These include big-name brands like FIFA 18from Electronic Arts, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Just Dance 2018from Ubisoft, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition from Mojang, L.A. Noire from Rockstar Games, NBA 2K18 from 2K Games, Sonic Mania from SEGA, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom, Rocket League from Psyonix and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and DOOM from Bethesda. Nintendo Switch has also received strong support from indie developers, with a steady stream of favorites like SteamWorld Dig 2 from Image & Form, Golf Story from Sidebar Games, Overcooked Special Edition from Team17 Digital Ltd and Stardew Valley from Chucklefish LTD.

This year, Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game starring Yoshi. Fans can also expect continued support from major publishers such as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, SEGA, Take 2 and Bethesda, plus a growing catalog of quality content from indie developers.

Source: PR

27 comments

  1. I know the Switch was killing it in Japan but wow it appears it’s doing it in the states too. The fastest selling home system in US gaming history??? Wow……. somewhere the haters are on suicide watch with crow sandwiches in there possession

  2. Just curious, what’s the ps2/ps4 sales in a similar time frame? I’m surprised its higher than the ds and ps2, as I don’t think any consoles will ever surpass those sales number

    1. ||PS2 and PS4 sales are irrelevant, especially since the Wii is at second place during that specific time frame…||

  3. Meh. A good start doesn’t always guarantee a good end. Wii had a good start, too, but it’s end was crap. A good majority of it’s life was mediocre at best, too, because the game attach rate was terrible. BUT as long as Nintendo doesn’t do anything stupid like with Wii by making too many games for casuals, making motion controls mandatory, & they keep 3rd parties coming with their major games, Switch should hopefully do much better than Wii ever did because console sales was the only great thing about it. It’d be a shame if Switch suffered the same fate.

      1. The time for them to be great is always present; the time for anything & anyone to be great is always present. They simply need to use it.

          1. A milestone I care little about. The only milestone I care about is when it surpasses worldwide sales of the Gamecube. Only then will I celebrate the Switch.

              1. I’ve been let down by them for many years (more than even I care to admit), so yes; they do have to jump through hoops to earn any respect, recognition, and trust back from me. Nintendo’s “12 Labors” I have given them are far from over.

  4. Nintendo knew they had to switch things up, so that’s what they did.

    Just as well the latest console is called the SWITCH!

  5. And let’s not forget about the incredible support from Activision with… uhm, Skysomething!
    Let’s spread a pitiful veil on the most blind company in the console market. Who can’t see ahead of their feet isn’t actually posed to do great things.

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