Nintendo Switch launched earlier this month and it was the best selling Nintendo console in the US for the first 2 days of its launch. Now Nintendo has confirmed that this trend has continued for the first five days of its launch in the US.
Speaking with Katie Linendoll, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Nintendo Switch is the best selling console Nintendo ever had in the US.
So we announced the first two days, so now we have data for the US five days in. Continues to be the best-selling system we’ve ever had in the United States. And I’ve launched five systems now with Nintendo, and by far this is the most remarkable given the pace of sales, given what’s happening on the software front – obviously Legend of Zelda – so this is an amazing time for us.
He also added that Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild in “killing it” in Japan.
Also, Nintendo has confirmed Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch. According to Reggie, Super Smash Bros series will continue on the new hybrid console.
Smash is obviously one of our best-selling franchises. What we say is that the philosophy that Nintendo has from a development standpoint is that for every platform, we want to have at least one (each) of our classic franchises.
Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017, and is priced at $299.99 in the US.