Nintendo Switch earns $271.8 million in United States alone

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind surely helped sell some system, and Nintendo confirmed that it sold 1.3 million million copies of that game.

Nintendo also said today that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 1.3 million units; more 925,000 were sold on Switch and nearly 460,000 on Wii U. For those scratching their heads at this surprising fact, there are a couple of explanations that should clear things up.

And this new sales data paints the picture that it's on track to do just that, as its popularity has put the Switch in prime position for Nintendo to drop some more quality games for the holiday season to make it an even more enticing gift option. Nintendo Switch has sold around 906,000 units and Breath of the Wild has sold around 925,000 copies; can you notice something? Analyst and tracking firm SuperData is reporting (via VentureBeat) that the company has sold 2.4 million units of the Nintendo Switch worldwide in March, beating Nintendo's own forecasts. As of this writing, Switch is sold out at all online retailers.

Both consoles have been criticized for their launch lineups - either for the lackluster number of games offered on the Switch or the lack of a first-party system seller on the Wii U - but the Switch certainly benefitted from one monster game.

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A player of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" recently made an impossible stunt that made fans in awe of his feat, which can be seen in a video that can be viewed down below. According to the company, the Switch is also "one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time".

This has created the odd situation where there have been more copies of that game sold than there are consoles to play it on. "With its various play modes and the innovative features of the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch provides unique experiences that people can take with them anywhere and share with anyone". That's the first instance we can recall where a piece of software has a reported attach rate that's actually higher than 100 percent. It's important to note both of those consoles were shipped in November of their respective launch years, while the Switch debuted in the spring.

Hopefully so, there are some big Nintendo exclusives due out shortly. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, claimed to have more content than any Mario Kart game ever, is coming in two weeks and ARMS will be out on June 16th, followed by Splatoon 2 on July 21st.

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