GameStop: Nintendo Switch Sales “Phenomenal,” Could Outpace Wii

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s fastest-selling console ever in many major markets. Now, GameStop has shed some light on how the hybrid system is performing at its stores–and it’s strong.

Speaking to GameRant, GameStop merchandising director Eric Bright said the Switch “could possibly eclipse the Wii.” That system was a massive, worldwide hit, selling more than 100 million systems.

Bright declined to share specific Switch sales at GameStop, but said sales out of the gate 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,” Bright explained.

Nintendo has yet to provide a sales number for the Switch. The company reports earnings next on April 27, so we might find out more then (if not sooner).

The Switch’s predecessor, the Wii U, faced a number of struggles and has sold just 13.56 million units by Nintendo’s latest count. With the exception of the Wii, every Nintendo home console has sold worse than the one that came before it dating back to the NES.

Have you picked up a Switch? How are you finding it? Let us know in the comments below!

from GameSpot


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