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Despite the fact that the Nintendo Switch OLED may not be the notable hardware upgrade that some fans were hoping for, it seems that the system is still enjoying some commercial success. Not only has the unit itself been selling well, but its release has also seemingly boosted Switch software sales.

According to, Switch game sales have increased by 26% over the week prior. Below is a list of the charting games that have seen an impact:


  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (up 15%)
  • Minecraft (up 5%)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (up 4%)
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (up 17%)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (up 19%)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (up 21%)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (up 16%)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (up 22%)


Of course, alongside the Nintendo Switch OLED was the launch of Metroid Dread, which has become the highest-grossing Metroid game at launch. While Metroid Prime remains the fastest-selling Metroid title strictly in terms of boxed sales, Dread’s digital sales push it ahead overall.




For more information on the Nintendo Switch OLED, Digital Foundry’s recent analysis of the system concludes that it has “the best panel ever featured in a dedicated handheld gaming system,” and “If display quality in portable mode is important to you, this is a must-have.”


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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!