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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.


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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