Nintendo Switch is now the fastest-selling game console in U.S. history

05 January, 2018, 13:59 | Author: Sherri Guerrero

The Switch has sold over 4.8 million units in its first 10 months of availability, which beats out the Wii's 4 million sold during the same initial window.

It looks like Nintendo's - and more specifically, the Nintendo Switch's - string of good fortune and positive news continued right up until the end of 2017 as Nintendo of America have dished out a press release today, complete with accompanying tweet, claiming that their latest hybrid-console has now become the fastest-selling console in United States history.

In keeping with Nintendo tradition, the Nintendo Switch looked like a bit of a risk when it launched in March 2017.

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Super Mario Odyssey is the most popular Switch game, selling 2 million units in the first three days - thereby giving it the award of the fastest selling Mario title in history. The previous record holder was the Nintendo Wii at 4 million units, in the same duration.

This continues to show that it isn't the horsepower of a system that sells consoles, it's the games.

As you might expect, the president and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, was more than happy to chime in on today's announcement. The music will undoubtedly keep you focused on your task while providing a wonderfully entertaining experience on your Switch. In November 2017, it released an upgraded Xbox One X, which upon its debut became the most powerful video games console in history.

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