Nintendo Switch officially now the fastest-selling video game console ever

Nintendo Switch officially now the fastest-selling video game console ever

The console has officially beaten out the original Wii's sales numbers from when it launched in the USA as well, leading to a ridiculously successful launch and what will remain a bustling part of the console's life cycle. Today Nintendo announced that the Switch is the fastest-selling home video game console in U.S. history, soundly thrashing the previous record held by Nintendo's own Wii console.

Since the system became available on March 3, 2017, Nintendo has sold almost 5 million units in the U.S. That 10-month pace surpasses the previous record holder, the Nintendo Wii, which came out in 2006. It beats the Wii, which previously held the record having sold 4 million units in that time.

Nintendo has announced that the Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in US history.

50% users own Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

As part of the announcement, the consolemaker also revealed a few impressive sales figures for a handful of first-party games. "Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond".

Critics and fans have taken to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey while oddball sports game "Arms" has been welcomed as an innovative essential just as Splatoon was on the Wii U.

If you still don't have a Switch, it might be time to admit that it probably does live up to the hype.

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