Nintendo’s Switch becomes the fastest-selling system ever in the U.S.
The home console/portable hybrid has sold more than 4.8 million systems in the country since launching in March. That tops the previous record holder, Nintendo’s Wii, which was at just over 4 million after 10 months.
Worldwide, the Switch has sold over 10 million consoles. This is a big rebound for Nintendo, with its last system, the disappointing Wii U, only selling 13.56 million consoles during its entire life.
“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer, in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “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.”
The Switch had was home to our two top games of the year in 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (which took top honors) and Super Mario Odyssey.