Well, if there were still any more doubters out there unsure about the Nintendo Switch’s amazing first year, there won’t be now, as The Big N has just revealed that its latest video game console is now the fastest selling in US history.
Those world record figures? 4.8 million consoles sold in the United States since the Nintendo Switch’s launch on March 3, 2017, and a whopping 10 million sold worldwide. Speaking on the milestone, which saw Nintendo topple its own previous record in the US with sales of the Wii, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO said that:
“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go. 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.”
The massive sales have no-doubt been fuelled by the super first year in terms of games released on the console, with both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey receiving huge critical acclaim.
Indeed, more than 300 games created by third-party developers have already launched for the system, including Doom and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as well as Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers and Just Dance 2018.