Nintendo’s latest home/portable gaming console appears to be well on its way, based on the company’s wrap report following the completion of its latest financial quarter. According to the firm, its Switch console has managed to sell through 4.7 million units since its release on March 3, 2017, meaning that the platform has moved that many in roughly four months. Although it likely goes without saying, this is an impressive display to be sure, and one that makes it clear that Switch is indeed the fastest-selling Nintendo console ever.

That’s not all the hardware manufacturer announced, as it also pulled back the curtain on software sales for the Switch console. The system’s blockbuster launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, managed to move 3.92 million units since it hit store shelves – providing it with an attach rate of a little over 83%. Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is catching up to that game and has sped to an impressive 3.54 million units sold (meaning that roughly 75% of Switch owners currently own the title).


Not to be left out in the cold, Nintendo’s newest fighter ARMS managed to sell 1.18 million copies following its debut in mid-June. This is a pretty positive consumer reception to a new intellectual property from the company, which should spell good things for the franchise’s future. Additionally, supporting ARMS with new (and free) content seems like a given as long as the user base continues to grow and fans are provided with reasons to keep playing.

Things continue to look like they’re on the ups for Nintendo, with major exclusive titles like Splatoon 2, Mario + Rabbids: Battle Kingdom, and Super Mario Odyssey seeing both the company and its Switch console through the next few months. Only time will tell if those games sell as well as the likes of Mario Kart and Zelda, but initial first-party offerings have certainly been baring fruit so far.

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