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The Switch Has the Best Launch for Nintendo in Australia and New Zealand

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A big hit down under.

The Nintendo Switch was released last week and so far the new console has been going down a storm with both gamers and critics alike. Not only is the console itself very innovative, but the launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has also been met with rave reviews.

The Switch has been highly successful in both North America and Europe, but it seems the new console is also a big hit in the land down. It has been announced by Nintendo Australia that the Switch has had the best launch weekend for any Nintendo hardware, including the Wii.


As Vooks reports, an official statement from Nintendo Australia reads:

“We can confirm that, across Australia and New Zealand combined, 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, in Australia and New Zealand combined it’s had the best launch weekend sales in the Zelda series’ 30-year history. Not only that, it’s the biggest-selling Nintendo hardware launch title ever in this region, even outselling Wii Sports – previously the biggest-selling Nintendo launch title ever in this region – in terms of first weekend sales.

“And all this in March, traditionally a quiet time for the games industry.”

After the lukewarm reception the Wii U got, Nintendo will no doubt be very pleased at how well the Switch is doing. Have you got one yet?

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