Nintendo Switch has been the runaway success that nobody expected, so today it’s been announced the console has become the fastest selling home video games console in US history. Ever. Like ever.
Just let that sink in, that feat is incredible and it’s not even been on sale a year yet. I mean Nintendo’s had an incredible 2017 and I really hope it continues into this year. There was a mainstream Zelda and Mario game released both of which were received with critical acclaim. They will no doubt go down as some of the greatest games in video game history, then there’s been countless indie titles being announced and publishers seem to be flocking to the dozen to create new experiences for it.
March 3rd 2018 will mark the 1 year anniversary and at present it’s sold more than 4.8 million units and that beats even their own record set with the Wii! That sold around 4 million units in the same time frame. More than 55% of Switch owners have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and around 60% own Super Mario Odyssey and they have certainly helped propel the console, even so Odyssey came out right at the end of 2017 so the console was already destined for success.
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