Nintendo has already confirmed the Switch is doing well in North America and now it’s revealed the same for Europe. The Switch obtained the largest launch in Nintendo’s history in Europe, outperforming the Wii.
We can confirm that, across Europe, 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, it’s also the biggest-selling Nintendo launch title ever in Europe, even outselling Wii Sports in first weekend sales.
And all this in March – traditionally a quiet time for the games industry.
In Japan, it appears the Switch is doing fairly well, with first-week performance on par with that of the Wii U and PlayStation 4.
Nintendo previously stated the Switch doubled the Wii U’s launch sales in North America and that Breath of the Wild is the best-selling standalone launch game for a Nintendo system.