No, that belongs to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which outsold the console most people are playing it on-without even counting its Wii U sales. NPD’s data accounts only for USA sales, but the current global estimate puts March Switch totals at 2.4 million consoles sold.
We knew the Nintendo Switch was off to a good start, based on USA sales numbers from March NPD numbers, but now it appear that the young upstart console has broken Nintendo’s expectations with more than 2.4 million units sold worldwide.
Some people have also noted that when purchasing the Nintendo Switch bundles they’re receiving the guide books, extra controller and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but not the system.
For more on upcoming games for the system, check out IGN’s Nintendo Switch wiki.
The new Nintendo Switch game console is displayed at a pop-up Nintendo venue in Madison Square Park, March 3, 2017 in New York City. The Switch is still selling faster than they can replenish stock, though, so it could also be that some players bought the game and are waiting for a console to play it on.
Nintendo said it sold roughly 906,000 units of the Switch in the US throughout March.
Nintendo plans to announce its worldwide sales and other financial information on April 27. Analysts predict the Switch has not only met Nintendo’s original target, but exceeded it by 300,000 units. Early reports suggested that 1.5 million Switch copies were sold in its first week.
Meanwhile, both Sony and Microsoft came in second and third respectively, with the PS4 beating the Xbox One. That problem will only be exacerbated when games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms, and Splatoon 2 debut in the coming months. While Nintendo hasn’t revealed much about the update itself, it goes on to say – “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience”. Broken down, it was 925,000 for Switch, and 460,000 on Wii U. Surprisingly enough, that means more copies of Breath of the Wild for Switch than Switches themselves. most likely due to availability.