Nintendo Switch officially now the fastest-selling video game console ever


In a press release, the company said that the figure beat its own record with the Wii, which sold 4 million units in the same period. Today Nintendo announced that the Switch is the fastest-selling home video game console in USA history, soundly thrashing the previous record held by Nintendo's own Wii console.

And in terms of recovery from the Wii U era, Nintendo's previous home console sold 7.3 million units over its first 10 months. We already know that new Kirby and Yoshi games are now planned for the first half of the year along with a new Fire Emblem game still in development, but minus series that haven't officially been unveiled or announced yet - such as the much-rumored fourth Pikmin title - we still don't know what, that is if, Nintendo can bring a steady stream of first-party titles that garnered them a very notable 2017, let alone repeat similar critical/commercial success in 2018. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is owned by over 50% of Switch users. Microsoft and Sony have not yet released holiday sales numbers for their consoles, but they are not expected to outperform the Switch.

Super Mario Odyssey is the most popular Switch game, selling 2 million units in the first three days - thereby giving it the award of the fastest selling Mario title in history.

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If you still don't have a Switch, it might be time to admit that it probably does live up to the hype.

To get a closer look at what you can expect from the game, check out its Switch trailer below!