Switch sells 906,000 units in March in the U.S., The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tops 1.3 million

Fiscal-year earnings release set for April 27.

Nintendo Switch

Switch sold more than 906,000 units in March in the United States, according to NPD Group sales data, Nintendo announced. That makes Switch the fastest-selling video game system in Nintendo history, and one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time. Nintendo notes that this sales surge was accomplished in a non-traditional month for a console launch.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold over 1.3 million units in March in the United States, including 925,000 units on Switch and 460,000 units on Wii U. Nintendo notes that more Switch copies of Zelda were sold than Switch systems themselves, which they say may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was also the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game ever in The Legend of Zelda series.

Nintendo will provide a full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch sales, as well as other financial information, during its fiscal-year earnings release on April 27.

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