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Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US

The console has surpassed Nintendo Wii's sales in the same timeframe

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Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 10:55 GMT
Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 10:55 GMT

Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Switch is now the fastest-selling console in the US. The company has shipped over 4.8 million units in the US since its launch in March.


The sales figure surpasses that of the previous record holder, Nintendo's very own Wii console, that shipped roughly 4 million units in the same timeframe back in 2006.

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Since the launch of the console in March Nintendo has shipped over 10 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo's internal sales figures.

Some of the titles that power the console's impressive sales figures are Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe.
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