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Nintendo Switch is now Nintendo’s biggest launch in Australia and New Zealand ever

by Daniel VuckovicMarch 9, 2017

Nintendo Australia has announced that the Nintendo Switch has sold more in Australia and New Zealand than any other Nintendo hardware in history. Yes, including the Wii.

Breath of the Wild has also sold through more copies than Wii Sports, that of course was bundled with the Wii which makes it even more impressive.

Here’s the official statement from Nintendo;

We can confirm that, across Australia and New Zealand combined, Nintendo Switch sold more in its launch weekend than any other Nintendo hardware in history.

Launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has not only been bestowed with some of the highest review scores in gaming history, in Australia and New Zealand combined it’s had the best launch weekend sales in the Zelda series’ 30-year history. Not only that, it’s the biggest-selling Nintendo hardware launch title ever in this region, even outselling Wii Sports – previously the biggest-selling Nintendo launch title ever in this region – in terms of first weekend sales.

And all this in March, traditionally a quiet time for the games industry.

Oh Nintendo sent this image as well, you might recognise one of the sites on it;

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  • Scottrobinson
    March 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Wii was really a gimmick not a console

    • Grumpy G
      March 14, 2017 at 2:42 am

      Switch feels like way more of gimmick to me at the moment. And Wii had a way better launch lineup.

  • Oliver Winfree
    March 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Nice work getting the quotes Vooks 🙂 I’m glad Nintendo had a great launch, but hey Wii U had one too…sorry I’ll be optimistic here haha, bring on MK8 deluxe!

  • Col
    March 9, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    I’m thrilled for Nintendo. As a long time supporter and launch day owner of Switch, I like to see Nintendo crush the skeptisicm of the industry.

    But one thorn for me remains. Fix that damn joy-con wireless fault. Its been virtually proven a hardware fault and easy fix on youtube. Nintendo, don’t let your system hobble on a dodgy wireless antenna

  • Adam Thompson
    March 10, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Love your name being front and centre, you should print this out in glorious commercial A3 and hang it on your office wall.

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