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Nintendo sold over 906k Switch consoles in the U.S. last month

Sales numbers released by Nintendo show that the console fell short of 1 million sales during its first month but the Switch still emerges as Nintendo's fastest selling console to date.

Alissa McAloon, Publisher

April 14, 2017

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Both the Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild broke internal sales records during their release month this past March.

According to Nintendo, over 906,000 Switch consoles were sold in the month of March, making it the company's fastest selling console to date.

Breath of the Wild, which launched alongside the Switch on March 3, also set internal records at Nintendo. The game sold an overall 1.3 million copies during March, including roughly 925,000 for Switch and 460,000 for Wii U, to become both the fastest selling Nintendo launch title and the fastest selling Legend of Zelda game.

It’s also worth noting that Breath of the Wild outsold the Switch itself, even without taking Wii U copies into consideration. Nintendo speculates that this more than 100 percent attach rate could be due to players picking up both limited editions and normal versions of the game.

While the numbers above only represent sales in the United States, Nintendo has said that more details about the console's worldwide performance will be made available in its fiscal year earnings report later this month.

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Alissa McAloon

Publisher, GameDeveloper.com

As the Publisher of Game Developer, Alissa McAloon brings a decade of experience in the video game industry and media. When not working in the world of B2B game journalism, Alissa enjoys spending her time in the worlds of immersive sandbox games or dabbling in the occasional TTRPG.

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