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Nintendo Switch Sales Forecast to hit 7.2 Million in 2017

Manuel Armenta | 16 Abril, 2017, 09:03

It also didn't hurt that "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" - an incredible game that received near-universal praise from critics and consumers alike - launched alongside the Switch.

The term "system seller" gets thrown around a lot in video games to describe a game that's good enough to justify buying a new console practically on its own.

This has created the odd situation where there have been more copies of that game sold than there are consoles to play it on.

Even considering the Switch's high sale numbers-over 906,000 in the March alone-analysts are already predicting a new "mini" variation of the hybrid console could be on the market in the next two years. Regardless, Breath of the Wild is now the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time and the fastest-selling The Legend of Zelda game of all time.

Now research firm SuperData is coming out with its own predictions regarding Switch, and if their calculations are correct then Nintendo is in for quite the year.

The data, which was compiled by the NPD Group, a research firm that tracks the US gaming industry, suggests that Nintendo sold more units of the Switch's most popular games than units of the hardware itself.

In second place, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in March, making it the fifth month in a row.

CNNTech writes that Nintendo Switch sold over 906,000 units in the first month of launch in the US alone. When it launched in late 2006, Nintendo reported that it had shipped 3.19 million units for the quarter ending December 31.

For decades, Nintendo has made billions by having gamers buy two distinct sets of hardware: one to play at home like the Wii, and another such as the 3DS when on the go.

While "Breath of the Wild" has sold more copies than the Nintendo Switch, it does not mean that the console did not sell well.