Nintendo's first Switch sales numbers are out

After the reminder that later this month every Switch owner will purchase their second game for the console thanks to the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came a number of cool game announcements for 2017.

Nintendo will reveal a "full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch" sales during the company's next earnings briefing, which is scheduled for April 27.

For more on upcoming games for the system, check out IGN's Nintendo Switch wiki.

Citigroup has also set a sales target of 6.7 million units for the as-yet unconfirmed (and likely non-existent) console through the fiscal year March 2019. Nintendo Switch dock will be priced at $89.99 and will include the dock, AC adapter, and an HDMI cable. Not to mention: its March launch is highly unusual for a brand-new console, as it's traditional to aim releases for the holiday season.

Have you been able to pick up a Nintendo Switch yet? Selling more than 906,000 units in the United States in March, the Switch "has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history", according to Nintendo. 925,000 units come from the Nintendo Switch version and almost 460,000 units from the Wii U version.

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Nintendo also revealed new amiibo for Splatoon 2 in the form of the Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid. simply tapping these to your Switch will make them appear in-game. The game sold about 460,000 units for the Wii U, and 925,000 for the Switch.

To put those sales in context: Nintendo said the Wii U sold 13.56 million units worldwide between its November 2012 launch and December 2016; nearly 1 million Switch units have been sold in its first month of availability within the US alone.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind surely helped sell some system, and Nintendo confirmed that it sold 1.3 million million copies of that game.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. A report by the NPD Group reveals that the Switch was the top-selling console in the U.S. during its launch month of March.

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