The Nintendo Switch console sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history. The video game system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game sold more than 1.3 million units in the U.S., according to the NPD Group. That total includes more than 925,000 units sold for Nintendo Switch and nearly 460,000 units sold for the Wii U console—meaning Nintendo sold more of this game for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent. This may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play, according to Nintendo.
This was all enough to make The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game ever in The Legend of Zelda series. Nintendo’s upcoming new games for the Switch include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game on April 28; ARMS on June 16; and Splatoon 2 on July 21.