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

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

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

It's official - Nintendo has hit the jackpot, with recent reports revealing the company's Switch is the fastest selling video gaming console in United States history.

The console has officially beaten out the original Wii's sales numbers from when it launched in the USA as well, leading to a ridiculously successful launch and what will remain a bustling part of the console's life cycle.

The Wii previously held the record with around four million units sold in the same time frame, and in comparison the PS4 sold 3.95 million units in the first 10 months, so the hybrid console is doing very well against its competitors, it would seem. The company has now increased its internal target for its first-year sales of the Switch to 16 million from 10 million. Those games themselves managed to accrue some impressive review scores and sales numbers as well, meaning the Switch is and will likely remain a powerhouse in terms of moving units and making mountains of cash.

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

Strong launch titles have helped drive the popularity of the Switch, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which over 55% of Switch owners have bought. The most recent mobile Nintendo game, "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp", made an estimated 10 million in its first nine days after launch, versus $24 million for "Super Mario Run". The classic "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and "Doom" are both due hit the Switch this year.

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