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