An estimated 330,637 Nintendo SWITCH console units sold in Japan alone within the first 3 days of public market release, clearly riding the massive waves of gamer adulation for the newest its best selling game, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Nintendo SWITCH gaming device is actually a hybrid that can play as a stand-alone mobile gaming unit much like a tablet with ergonomic and removable buttons/joysticks combo handles on each side, or it can also be connected directly to a TV using a dock.
The Nintendo SWITCH shipped on March 3 world wide and priced at $299.99 in North America. The New York Times reported on Twitter that Nintendo of America’s CEO stated that sales for the Nintendo SWITCH has exceeded Nintendo’s all time sales records for a console launch in both US and Canada, previously held by the Nintendo Wii console. And it’s apparently still going up at the same pace. Nintendo’s Wii U sold nearly a million units in its first month. Time will tell if the Nintendo SWITCH will be beating that record as well…
Other Nintendo SWITCH launch game titles include I Am Setsuna and 1-2-Switch.