THE NINTENDO SWITCH might have had some launch day hiccups, but that hasn't stopped it becoming the firm's fastest-selling games console to date.
So says New York Times journalist Wingfield, who interviewed Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime and subsequently tweeted that Friday through Saturday sales for the new console surpassed the first two-day sales for any system "in Nintendo history."
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has also smashed records, and is the best-selling launch title in company history, trumping out Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64. That's not counting pack-in games like the Wii U's Nintendo Land mini-game collection, Wingfield notes.
4. Zelda for Nintendo Switch the best selling standalone launch title (i.e. not a bundled game a la Wii Sports) in Nintendo history...— Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) March 6, 2017
It remains to be seen whether the Nintendo Switch will be capable of matching the 100 million sales of the original Wii, but all signs point to sales surpassing the, er, 13.56 million Wii U units sold over the past four years.
Regardless, this is good news for Nintendo, which has been forced to deal with - or not, in some cases - a number of issues surrounding the Switch console.
Some users have complained about the wireless performance of the bundled Joy-Con controllers, and Nintendo has advised, er, not to use them near an aquarium, microwave or cordless phone.
"In most cases it will be enough to move these devices three to four feet away from the Nintendo Switch console and/or Joy-Con controllers," explains Nintendo.
"However, if you continue to experience this issue, please power these devices off while using the Nintendo Switch console."
It's also been revealed that the Nintendo Switch suffers from a dead pixel problem, although the firm has said that this is normal and that you should probably stop complaining about it.
"Small numbers of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. These are normal and should not be considered a defect," the firm said. µ
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