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  • Switch Surpasses Wii to Become Fastest-Selling Home Video Game Console in US History

    January 4th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    The Nintendo Switch has surpassed the Wii to become the fastest-selling home video game console in US history, announced Nintendo. The hybrid console launched on March 3, 2017 and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units. 

    "Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. "Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond."

    More than 60 percent of Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. More than 50 percent of owners also have  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 20 percent own Splatoon 2.

    More than 300 games from third-party developers have been released for the Switch. 

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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