Last month, we reported that The NPD Group, a well known market research company in the US, shared astoundingly positive results for the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches. A staggering 900,000 units were sold at the time the stats were released, with the brand new game topping that number — both shattering previous records around the globe.

All that said, it should come to no surprise that the Switch has remained in the number one spot as the best-selling video game system for the month of April in the US, bringing in profits from more than 280,000 units sold during its second month reigning supreme. When tallying in the Switch’s sales with the 68,000 3DS units that have been sold, both systems’ numbers make up almost half of all video game system hardware sales.

The good news doesn’t stop there for Nintendo, as the company’s games have also shown impressive stats recently. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s 550,000+ sold units (cartridges and digital copies) during April have made the all new title the top-selling game for the month. And while Breath of the Wild may have been available since the Switch’s release back in March, its numbers continue to make a profound impact in Nintendo’s sales numbers. As it stands, the open world title’s numbers have made it the third highest-selling game in April.

There’s no denying that there are a lot of extraordinarily high sales figures for Nintendo recently, and we don’t see the momentum behind this positive shift for the company dying down anytime soon. With hype for upcoming Switch and 3DS game releases building (partially thanks to Nintendo’s presence at and presentation for E3 next month), a live-action Pikachu film in the works, the construction of a gorgeous new theme park at Universal Studios in Japan, and a whole slew of other innovative projects, it feels like there’s nothing that will stop the gaming giant from taking over the world — in the most fun ways possible. We said it before and we’ll say it again: A successful beginning truly can breed a successful future.


Source: Nintendo PR

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

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