Once Nintendo rectifies its Switch supply issues, the game will likely enjoy another surge in sales, as it is now the biggest game in the console's library, and looks to retain that title for the foreseeable future.
Just hours after announcing the discontinuation of the hit NES Classic Edition console, Nintendo is trumpeting record sales of its new Switch video game console. Citing numbers from NPD (so we're talking North America here), the Switch sold over 906,000 consoles in March, with Breath of the Wild moving 925,000+ copies for Switch and nearly 460,000 for Wii U-also not a bad number, considering that the (roughly ten million) Wii U owners are mostly Nintendo diehards who were likely to buy a Switch anyway. This makes the Nintendo Switch the company's fastest-selling video game system of all time. If true, Nintendo's hybrid is already well on its way to achieving the projected 7.2 million in 2017, and could even exceed that number if holiday sales are particularly strong.
It's also predicted Nintendo will have sold 25.7 million Switch units by the time this smaller console launches - a fairly ambitious goal.
And now, analysts have predicted Nintendo will be trying to capitalise on the popularity of its latest console with another Switch device in the future. We knew Switch sold well after its March 3 debut. Nintendo confirmed that the game sold 1.3 million copies, 925,000 of which were for the Switch, and the rest were sold for the Wii U.
While Zelda may have outsold the Nintendo Switch, it's still one of the best-selling consoles to date. This is suggested to be because a portion of buyers were buying more than one copy: one as a collector's item and the other to actually play. Nintendo says they are working to make sure everyone who wants a Switch is able to buy one and that more shipments of consoles are on the way. Nintendo said more systems are "continually being shipped". The battery pack accessories go on sale the same day, and look like they'll offer the side benefit of giving you more surface area to grip on the diminutive Joy-Cons. Many experts believe that the goal can easily be achieved, as Nintendo has prepared a long line-up of upcoming games such as Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and various third-party games.