Nintendo Direct announced for Wednesday April 12th
The Nintendo Switch sold more than 906,000 units in the U.S. during March, its launch month, Nintendo announced today. The Switch is still selling faster than they can replenish stock, though, so it could also be that some players bought the game and are waiting for a console to play it on.
The company also pointed out that March is a "nontraditional month" for a new console release. Nintendo is working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, and more systems are continually being shipped.
We'll have a clearer picture on April 27th, when Nintendo will reveal the global sales figure during its fiscal earnings report. Selling more than 906,000 units in the United States in March, the Switch "has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history", according to Nintendo.
While "Breath of the Wild" has sold more copies than the Nintendo Switch, it does not mean that the console did not sell well. If that weren't impressive enough, the consolemaker added that more Switch consoles were sold during its first month of availability than any other game system in Nintendo's history.
Even more impressive was the enormous launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. With its 'Global Testfire' event conducted in March, it appears that Nintendo is finally ready to release the title to almost two million Switch owners.
Now research firm SuperData is coming out with its own predictions regarding Switch, and if their calculations are correct then Nintendo is in for quite the year.
It out-sold every single prior Nintendo product in their first-month release, including the Wii, and the Gameboy Advance. Between now and July we've got Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms, and Splatoon 2 on their way, while Super Mario Odyssey will offer a major holiday push.
Meanwhile, IGN speculates if Nintendo will talk about its next smartphone game during the upcoming Nintendo Direct event this week, since its last announcement about a mobile game happened in January with the launch of "Fire Emblem Heroes".