It seems that Nintendo have proven quite a lot of people wrong. The Nintendo Switch is now their fastest selling console ever, selling 906,000 units in March alone.
Analytics firm NPD Group revealed the new figures that saw The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sell 1.3m copies – 925k of those were for the Switch, 460k for the Wii U.
Yes that’s right, more copies of the game were sold than actual Switch consoles. Why? Basically people really love Zelda and decided to buy two copies of the game…
It’s worth remembering that the Wii U also sold very well at launch with 890k units, but that was after 41 days on the market – the Switch has beaten that in 28 days.
Nintendo’s share price at the time of writing is now 2.06% up – it seems even the fickle shareholders are liking what they see. The Super Mario maker will be providing its own set of figures at the end of the month, but for now, this is impressive stuff.
The company will need to keep the momentum going, however, as we all know that console sales can dip dramatically after an initial rush. See the poor Wii U.
Still, there’s going to be some champagne bottles being popped at Nintendo HQ right about now.