Illustration for article titled The Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest-Selling Console In U.S. History

Today, Nintendo announced that the Switch has become the fastest-selling home game console ever in the United States. It surpassed the previous record holder, the Nintendo Wii.

Since launching on March 3, 2017, the Switch sold over 4.8 million consoles in the U.S. In comparison, during the Nintendo Wii’s first ten months, over 4 million consoles were sold in the U.S.

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As of December 12, Nintendo sold over 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles worldwide.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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