Nintendo Switch Breaks Nintendo's 2-Day Sales Record in Americas
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield reported on Twitter on Monday that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé said in an interview that the Nintendo Switch has exceeded Nintendo's first two-day sales records for a console in the Americas. Nintendo's Wii console held the previous record.
According to Wingfield, Fils-Aimé also said that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become the best-selling standalone launch title in the Americas in Nintendo's history. The Super Mario 64 game for the Nintendo 64 held the previous record.
Famitsu reported on Tuesday that the Nintendo Switch sold an estimated 330,637 units in Japan in the first three days of the system's release. Famitsu also reported that the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch and Wii U game sold an estimated 193,060 copies between March 3 and March 5. That number does not include download sales. The game is the Nintendo Switch's current top-selling title in Japan.
The device shipped in Japan, the United States, Canada, major European countries, Hong Kong, and other territories on March 3. The console is priced at 29,980 yen in Japan, and US$299.99 in North America. Launch titles include I Am Setsuna, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and 1-2-Switch.
Nintendo's Wii U console sold an estimated 308,570 units in its first two days of release in Japan in December 2012. The console sold 694,370 units in its first five weeks in Japan and 890,000 units in its first six weeks in the United States.