Nintendo Switch Sells 80,000 Units in UK Over Weekend

Breath of the Wild is third biggest launch of 2017.

Posted By | On 06th, Mar. 2017 Under News


On the back of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild becoming the second highest-selling release of the week in the UK, retailers report that the Nintendo Switch has sold 80,000 units over the weekend.

As per Games Industry International, this is double that of the Wii U which sold 40,000 units when it launched in the UK. While it’s not as high as the PS4 (250,000) or Xbox One (150,00) in their UK opening weekends, retailers have reported that they’re happy with the performance. Most big-name retailers said that the console was currently sold out.

While we know that Breath of the Wild was the second highest-selling title of the week behind Horizon: Zero Dawn, it’s also the third biggest-launch of the year, ranking ahead of For Honor but below Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Of course, time will tell if the Switch can maintain this momentum over the next few months. What are your thoughts on its launch sales? Let us know in the comments.


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  • paul.russell.94@mail.ru

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  • Gamez Rule

    It sold more than Wii U (40k), but worrying to see it didn’t even come close to their very own sales from *Wii (105k), 3DS (113k)* let alone falling short of Xbone sales (150k), not to mention PS4’s opening UK weekend sales (250k).

    “What are your thoughts on its launch sales?” Not great.

    • The truth-ier

      ps4 nor the x1 can tun all games at 1080p 60fps, this is a redo for this gen for nintendo.
      hmmm you do know the wii sold more then the ps3, it won that gen with hardware sells, so comparing it to the wii as if the wii didnt sell is stupid…and what do you mean let alone falling short of cboc one.,…was it suppose to beat it or something?
      The launch was not good, didnt sell well, its flagship game next to a mario didnt hit number one.
      But knowing a bit about supply chain management, the numbers are worthless without context, because we dont know where they allotted there systems, nor do we know how much it sold world wide so far.

    • Gamez Rule

      “ps4 nor the x1 can tun all games at 1080p 60fps”

      Didn’t say they could.

      “wii sold more then the ps3, it won that gen with hardware sells, so comparing it to the wii as if the wii didnt sell is stupid”

      Yes the Wii sold more than PS3 and I never stated anywhere that Wii didn’t sell either, but Wii in the UK opening weekend sales sold (105k) which is more than Switch that only sold (80k) both less than Xbone which sold (150k) so that’s far from stupid it’s more of borderline to the truthful than anything else.

      “what do you mean let alone falling short of cboc one ( Xbone ).,…was it suppose to beat it or something?”

      You would think that any company would like their hardware sales to be selling more than their competitors so yes Switch UK weekend opening sales did fall short in that respect, even when compared to some other products they released ( see above ).

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  • Mr Xrat

    The Shitpio quakes in the wake of the Switch. Xgimps gonna be crying!

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  • Gamez Rule

    Loads of issues from what I have seen. Not good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb-srOfRqNc


 

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