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Nintendo Switch Is Fastest-Selling Console In US History

05 January 2018, 01:48 | Bernard Bryant

The 4.8 million Nintendo Switch units that the company sold in the United States since March 3rd, 2017 are the highest total for the first ten months of any home video game system in USA history.

The previous record was held by Nintendo's Wii console which shifted four million units in its first 10 months.

We still need to see Nintendo's slate of games for 2018, but we may hear more news on that sooner than you think.

Since the March 3rd, 2017 launch, which covers 10 solid months, the Nintendo Switch has overtaken the Nintendo Wii as the fastest selling home video game system in USA history (in that timeframe at least). In November 2017, it released an upgraded Xbox One X, which upon its debut became the most powerful video games console in history.

What's more Nintendo's push for greater third-party support looks to be taking shape as titles that were missing from Nintendo's library in the past, like LA Noire, Skyrim and Doom, have all made the jump to the Switch. Did the numbers surprise you at all?

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Our own Roland Moore-Colyer snapped up a nice Switch deal on Black Friday desperately trying to get a deal on Amazon before they sold out in seconds, while Chris Merriman also took the plunge and snared himself a nice Switch bundle.

In addition, Nintendo is aiming to sell 14 million Switch units until its anniversary, and at the moment they are standing on 10 million units sold since December 12. It also boasts strong support from indie developers, who have brought games like Stardew Valley, SteamWorld Dig 2, and Golf Story to the hybrid console. "Nintendo Switch owners also possess the fun, competitive games Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 at rates of more than 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively".

This is incredible news for Nintendo!

It has broken the record set by the Nintendo Wii during its launch.

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