It’s been three days since the release of the Nintendo Switch, and it seems like the console has enjoyed great success thus far, with GameStop executives claiming its launch was one of the strongest they had seen in years. Although no official sales data has been released for the console yet, Reggie Fils-Aime did give us some great news regarding the Switch’s first few days on the market. According to Nick Wingfield, a reporter for the New York Times, Fils-Aime revealed that the Nintendo Switch exceeded the first two-day sales of any other Nintendo console in history, narrowly beating out the Wii’s record.
On top of that, Fils-Aime stated that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the most successful standalone launch title that Nintendo’s ever released (a standalone launch title is a launch title that is not bundled with the console at launch). This is particularly remarkable because it means that Breath of the Wild surpassed the record set by Super Mario 64, one of the most iconic Nintendo titles of all time, back in 1996.
The console’s certainly off to a great start, and we hope that it continues to perform this well over the next few years.
What do you guys think? Did you expect the Switch to sell more than the Wii did at launch? Have you bought a Nintendo Switch system for yourself yet? Let us know in the comments below!
2. Fri-Sat sales for Nintendo Switch exceeded first 2-day sales in Americas for any system in Nintendo history. Next biggest was Wii.
— Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) March 6, 2017