Switch surpasses Wii as fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history

4.8 million units sold since March 3, 2017 launch.


Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system of all time in the United States, Nintendo announced.

The system, which launched on March 3, 2017, has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States in 10 months, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures. That is the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history, surpassing Wii, which was the previous record holder with more than four million units sold during the same time frame.

“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond.”

Upcoming Switch titles in 2018 include Kirby: Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, a new Yoshi game, and “continued support from major publishers such as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, Sega, Take 2, and Bethesda, plus a growing catalog of quality content from indie developers.”

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