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Joanna Estrada
April 17, 2017

Nintendo announced to have sold over 900,000 Switch consoles in March.

Nintendo Co. shares jumped as much as 4 percent after the company said its new Switch console is off to a record-setting pace in the USA since its March 3 debut.

The console sold more than 906,000 units in the USA last month, the Japanese company said, citing data from industry tracker NPD Group.

It also didn't hurt that "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" - an incredible game that received near-universal praise from critics and consumers alike - launched alongside the Switch. Since the console's launch last month, the Switch has been almost impossible to find on store shelves, and whenever units come in, they're quickly swiped by fast-acting consumers.

A lot of that success can be attributed to "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" game, which the company claims to have sold over 1.3 million units.

After boasting about the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's strong launches in March, Nintendo has finally offered concrete numbers about just how strong those sales were.

A research firm, the NPD Group, tracks the USA gaming industry suggested that the game company sold more of its popular games for the Switch than the units of hardware itself.

Recently, Nintendo had released a press note saying that the Switch was the fastest seller among the consoles sold by the company. That means the Wild game for Switch actually sold more than 100 percent as an attach rate with the system.

According to Nintendo, the broadcast will focus on two upcoming Switch titles, ARMS and Splatoon 2. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo's internal sales figures.

Nintendo of America noted that while Nintendo Switch sales were off to a record-breaking start, shipments have not been able to keep up with the high demand that surrounds the console.

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