Nintendo: Switch Outpaces Wii Sales Comparing First Two Days After Launch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also the top selling standalone title so far.

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The Nintendo Wii sold really well when it launched back in late 2006, so when the Nintendo Switch has two-day numbers better than the Wii, that is a very good sign for Nintendo's new console hybrid.

While there are no official numbers yet, New York Times writer Nick Wingfield said in a series of tweets that Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the first two days of sales for the Switch outpaced the Wii two-day launch totals. Given that Switch's launch was not during the holiday season makes the revelation even more impressive.

As for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Fils-Aime (via Wingfield) said that the game was also the top-selling standalone game in Nintendo history. Standalone means a game that isn't specifically bundled with the console like Wii Sports. The game that it beat was Super Mario for the Nintendo 64.

A pretty good start for the Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Official numbers should give us an even better picture when Nintendo offers something concrete.

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