The Switch is off to a strong start according to recent figures. After setting a new high in North America for initial sales, reports of Nintendo's latest console in its home nation have surfaced. Bloomberg tech reporter Yuji Nakamura tweeted the Famitsu sales figures for the weekend with comparisons against the Wii, Wii U and PlayStation 4.

Looking at these numbers it's naturally still hard to tell how the console will fair through the upcoming months. What you need to consider is the Wii went on to sell over 100 million units and the Wii U has barely reached 14 million, so launch sales only give an initial picture. Nevertheless this is a positive sign for Nintendo, and its ability to sustain sales will be key to the console's success.

We'll keep an eye out for the Media Create figures this week, too, which we typically cover more fully.