Nintendo sold over 906,000 Switch units in the United States alone last month, making it, as they bragged in a press release tonight, the fastest-selling video game system in the company’s long history. Combine that with half a million in Japan and you’ve already got nearly 1.5 million of these things, not counting Europe (where we don’t have up-to-date numbers).
For comparison, the Wii U sold 890,000 units in the United States during its first six weeks on the market. That was during the holiday season, of course—the Wii U came out in November of 2012—which makes the Switch’s numbers look even more impressive.
Nintendo added that they’ve sold 1.3 million copies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the U.S.—925,000 on Nintendo Switch and 460,000 on Wii U—and you may notice that they’ve sold more copies of the Switch game than Switches themselves for an attach rate of over 100%, which is certainly one hell of a number.
“While Nintendo Switch sales are off to a record-breaking start, shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand,” the company said in a press release. “Nintendo is working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, and more systems are continually being shipped.”
Based on the Switch’s success, we can only assume that Nintendo will soon discontinue it.