The Nintendo Switch was a bold move by Nintendo if you really think about it. It aims to merge the idea of portability and home console which hasn’t been done before and in order to have the general public understand it, they had to be very clever. The Switch released on the 3rd of March and people such as myself were fearful that it would be another Wii U situation where people didn’t understand it and therefore had apprehension towards the console. But it seems those concerns didn’t matter because the Switch has broken sales records for Nintendo so far.
During its first 2 days in the US, the console has broken the opening record set by Nintendo’s highest selling console, the Wii. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also the fastest selling non-bundle launch title in Nintendo’s history.
4. Zelda for Nintendo Switch the best selling standalone launch title (i.e. not a bundled game a la Wii Sports) in Nintendo history…
— Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) March 6, 2017
This is great news for the console’s future, but as we know, this is a marathon, not a sprint. The Switch may be massively popular during launch, but what matters is how many units will be in people’s homes and backpacks in the future. This will all come down to the titles that Nintendo release as well as continued support, and it seems they are on the ball when it comes to both.