The Nintendo Switch is now the fastest-selling console of all time in the US. This information has been revealed via press release, which states that, in its first 10 months, the Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units in the US. This surpasses the Wii, which held the previous record of 4 million sold in 10 months.
Nintendo of America’s president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime offered the following comment:
“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.”
Nintendo has also revealed some interesting software statistics:
In the U.S., more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not only are these games system-sellers, but they’re also two of the highest-rated games in history. Nintendo Switch owners also possess the fun, competitive games Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 at rates of more than 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively.
This is incredible news for Nintendo!
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