The Nintendo Switch sold over 900k units in March (North America)

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    Despite the hype leading to a frequent lack of stock online, Nintendo's newest home console ended up selling 906,000 units in the month of its launch. This makes the Switch one of the fastest selling Nintendo consoles in the company's history. Console sales weren't the only thing reported, either, as sales figures for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were revealed as well. The Switch version of the game moved 925,000 copies, oddly outselling the target console itself. In the case of the Wii U version, there were 460,000 games sold.

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  2. DarkenedMatter

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    Pretty good numbers. Explains the shortages.
     
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    People probably preordered the game with the intent to order the console when it became available. Some people are still having a hard time finding the consoles I believe.
     
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    Really? I could've sworn other sources said the Switch sold 1.5 million in it's launch week...:unsure:

    Either way, that's not bad sales-wise, a little under both the Xbone and the PS4 if these numbers are right, but launch sales mean jack. If Nintendo can get a properly good E3 going and announce more than 2 games for 2017 that'd be a good start.
     
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    Or some people tend to buy two copies with the second one sealed for the unsealed collection (or to sell it on ebay for a rip-off price).
     
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    Because there were more copies of the game available than the switch itself, it may have very well been scalpers. Pretty much anything that was available was bought.
     
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    look who's back in the game
     
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    You should note that is in US alone.
     
  9. Mr. Wizard

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    When you make a tidy profit selling your extra copy of Zelda...

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    Well he needed the money!
     
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    The 1.5 million was reference to global sales, these 900,000 are just US sales.
     
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    So only 600,000 were sold between EU and Japan? I can't fathom that...
     
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    *stupid comment snipped* 1.5 million worldwide in the first week... Compared to 900k US Sales in the first month.
     
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    That's a lot of switch owners that hopefully nintendo won't anger at E3.
     
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    Well, this seems to be the first E3 that Nintendo has shown real interest in advertising for... We'll see.
     
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    Yep. They set the bar themselves, and more than anything they need to reach it. So much potential in the switch with all of Nintendo's IPs. I hope to be pleasantly surprised this summer, even if I still doubt them after this 3ds-oriented direct.
     
  17. Noctosphere

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    wanna know why zelda sold more than the switch?
    because its easier to get our hand on a zelda game than on a switch.
    so obviously, some people, like me, ordered zelda before they get their hand on a switch
     
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    Could have sold more if they didn't only ship 3 systems to every store.
     
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    Except in Mexico the sales of the switch are pretty bad
     
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    well I guess it's good for nintendo and the gaming industry as a whole. :D