At least in the short term, it appears that the Nintendo Switch is doing exceedingly well. Naturally, there are teething issues that come with any console launch, but the console is on pace to clear two million units sold in the first month, owing no small part of that to the incredible critical success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The future, however, is a bit more uncertain, but it seems that there is evidence to suggest that this pace could continue for quite some time.
GameStop senior director of merchandising—Eric Bright—recently talked with Game Rant as part of an interview and offered his two cents on the Switch's first couple weeks. While he didn't offer any hard numbers, he mentioned that its current pace could see it passing up the sales Wii, citing a surprisingly high software/hardware attach rate:
The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii. Initial sales on this have been phenomenal. I can't give straight numbers, but I can say we're seeing one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories to a device that we've seen in a long time.
The Wii cleared over 100 million units when all was said and done, so this is quite the lofty goal, but perhaps the Switch will manage to recapture that audience which was lost with the Wii U.
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