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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Zelda on Switch actually outsold the hardware itself in March

Record-breaking attachment rate revealed in Nintendo's latest financials.

Previously today we reported on Nintendo's latest financials, including the fact that Switch sold a whopping 2.74 million units in March alone and that the company aims to sell a further 10 million units during this fiscal year (April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018).

One little nugget that may interest you is that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild actually outsold the Switch hardware itself for the month of March. In total, 2.76 million copies of the game were sold for Switch (plus a further 1.08 million copies on Wii U, making a total of 3.84 million copies sold).

One can only speculate how this came to be. An unheard of attachment rate was nothing unexpected as Breath of the Wild was the game to get for you brand new console, but how could it be that more copies of the game were sold than there are consoles?

Some fans probably picked up more than one copy, saving an unopened Collector's Edition for the shelf for instance, but given the console shortages, it is also likely that some people picked up a copy of the game before they were able to pick up the console.

Did you buy a Switch in March and did you pick up a copy of Zelda? Maybe two?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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