Nintendo Switch Latest News: Company Sets New Records With Switch & Zelda
Nintendo Switch has become the best-selling gaming console of Nintendo today and the best-selling of all time in terms of launch sales. Due to this achievement, gamers who are trying to own Switch might have a hard time finding one.
According to March NPD, Nintendo Switch sold 31,000 more units compared to Game Boy Advance in the same launch period of one month. NPD analyst Sam Naji stated to Games Industry, that March 2017 would be written on history books for it is the month Nintendo broke records. The Switch is considered the biggest Nintendo platform hardware launch and the second biggest when it comes to any video game platform since 1995.
The best-selling Nintendo SKUs in March are the 32GB Grey Joy-Con and 32GB Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con. The Nintendo's game "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is also in demand, it sold over 900,000 physical Nintendo Switch copies in the US alone. After a month of Nintendo Switch's, release date, Nintendo released the official sales status of Breath of the Wild. This game alone sold 1.3 million copies and its Nintendo Switch version sold 925,000 units, says Wccftech.
It is quite impressive how the attachment rate affect the sales when even the Breath of Wild was not bundled with the Nintendo Switch console. This might be because a number of gamers bought the Collector's Edition rather than the regular version. This franchise, according to Express, also became the top selling property of all time within the Adventure super-genre.
Though the total number of Switch units sold in the UK is still unclear but the popularity of this gaming console continues to soar and it is even more difficult to find it in retail stores. Currently, it is unavailable on GMA website and Tesco Direct. They were stocks that can be found at Amazon but it costs higher at £319.95. Meanwhile, the gray version of the console is really out of stock. However, the official online store of Nintendo has neon units in stock. Retail outlets like the Argos and Toys R Us claims that they have units in their stores but with limited supply only.