Switch Surpasses Wii As Fastest-Selling Home Gaming Console In US History


Nintendo's home and portable hybrid console is the USA's fastest-selling video game system of all time, the company says. Nintendo said in a news release that its Wii system held the previous record.

Unlike most systems, the Switch is able to cater to gamers whether they prefer to play at home on the road, thanks to its portable size.

That's not flawless math, as we lack numbers for South America and we have no clue if sales rates have stayed the same, but it's good enough as a guess.

2018 is looking like it will also be a strong year for the console, though it will be hard to top 2017.

ONE HELL OF A COMEBACK is what Nintendo is going through at the moment as its Switch has become the fastest selling games console in U.S. history.

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The Switch launched in March with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a game that earned dozens upon dozens of game of the year awards for 2017, and we noted was the most unforgettable game of 2017. Twenty percent of Switch players have even purchased Splatoon 2, helping the game to keep a substantial base of online players since it launched last July. Super Mario Odyssey also arrived in the fall to high acclaim, becoming the fastest selling Super Mario game in the US and the fastest selling 3D Mario game in Japan. We know the Nintendo Switch has sold 3.3 million in Japan.

Nintendo also has the Pokémon RPG announced for Switch back during E3. Not to mention games from other major publishers.

The Switch comes with a docking station, two Joy-Con controllers, and a Joy-Con Grip to make a more traditional controller. Going forward, the company plans to publish more of its own titles, including Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta 1 and 2, and an unnamed game starring Yoshi. If it's only a fraction as popular as Pokémon GO, gamers will be flocking to buy the game or console to get a new experience.

The release goes on to celebrate some upcoming titles for the Switch that will carry it into 2018, though notably the list is still pretty thin this early in the year.