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'Zelda' on Switch Breaks Records for a Nintendo Debut

21 April 2017, 05:16 | Jodi Jackson

'Zelda' on Switch Breaks Records for a Nintendo Debut

'Zelda' on Switch Breaks Records for a Nintendo Debut

Breath of the Wild also managed to take the second spot in software sales overall, though there's a chance that if Nintendo were more willing to release the stats for the game's digital downloads, it may have taken first.

The list of games is compiled between US dollar sales and combined digital and physical sales as provided by the publishers, save for Sony and Nintendo. And that's ignoring the fact that the whole chart is organised by revenue instead of units sold, which is not how it works anywhere else in the world. An Amiibo character pack tied to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild made up 43% of spending on interactive gaming toys. Switch sales topped Nintendo's "Game Boy Advanced" first-month sales back in 2001.

Most of those sales are clearly just Zelda, with 1-2-Switch only making it as high as number 13 and having an attach rate of just 19%. Konami's Super Bomberman R finished in the 17th slot this month.

After months of declines, videogame sales rebounded in March with the help of a new console from Nintendo (NTDOY -1.4%) and some strong game releases.

Speaking of the Switch, it managed to outsell both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in March, despite its limited availability.

According to NPD, March "will go down in history books as the month Nintendo broke records".

It had the best ever launch for a Ghost Recon game and the second best ever for a Tom Clancy game, behind only The Division. Aside from Ghost Recon Wildlands taking a first place spot and Breath of the Wild in an easy second place finish, the top five consisted of games like Mass Effect: Andromeda, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Major League Baseball the Show 17. And as for Horizon: Zero Dawn, the month's fourth best-selling game, it was developer Guerrilla's "best launch ever", Naji said, noting it sold "twice as much" as PS4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall, the previous record-holder.

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