United States: over 4.8 million units sold for the Nintendo Switch, fastest-selling home console ever

Ever since launch, the Nintendo Switch has been extremely popular in all the regions it launched in, including the United States. In fact, it’s been so popular Nintendo has had trouble keeping up with demand, but thanks to increased production capacities, many people have finally been able to find the console in stores in the past couple of months.

Today, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home console in history in the United States, with more than 4.8 million units sold during the first 10 months. In comparison, the Wii (the previous record holder) sold “only” 4 million units during a similar timeframe, which makes the Nintendo Switch performance even more impressive… especially with all the shortages!

But perhaps even more impressive than Hardware sales: Software sales… and more precisely their attach rate. According to Nintendo, it’s over 50% for 3 games, and over 20% for one game:

  • Super Mario Odyssey: over 60% (estimated sales: 2 880 000 units)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: over 55% (estimated sales: 2 640 000 units)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: over 50% (estimated sales: 244 000 units)
  • Splatoon 2: over 20% (estimated sales: 960 000 units)

What’s more, over 300 games by third-party developers and indies have been released on Nintendo Switch. Speaking of third-party, Nintendo promises that players can expect “continued support from major publishers such as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, SEGA, Take 2 and Bethesda”, alongside their own 1st-party offerings.

Source: Nintendo PR


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