When the free-to-start arcade racer Asphalt 9: Legends launched earlier this month, we awarded it seven out of ten stars and said it offered "likable" Burnout style action, provided you played it the right way.

It appears we weren't the only ones who were slightly taken with this title, either. According to the game's publisher and developer Gameloft, the "mobile racing franchise" reached a new milestone by hitting one million installs in its first week of availability on the Nintendo Switch.

Here's an official statement:

This is an incredible moment for us. Bringing Asphalt 9: Legends to Nintendo Switch is something we wanted to do for a long time, as we are great fans of this platform. It has been a strong request from our community and it translates today with one million downloads in a week. We put all our craft into this new tailored version of our game to make it really fit this fantastic console. The sheer arcade fun that is Asphalt 9: Legends really shines, especially in the local splitscreen races with four players that the Nintendo Switch made possible.

Once again, Asphalt 9: Legends is free-to-download – so if you haven't already tried it out, you can head over to the Switch eShop right now and check it out.

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[source gonintendo.com]