Nintendo has sold 1.5 million Switch consoles worldwide and is on course to comfortably beat its target of selling two million consoles before the end of March. And according to the box counters at SuperData about 85,000 Switch consoles were sold in the UK.
It follows a relatively successful launch for the make-or-break console. Of the 1.5 million sold worldwide 500,000 went to buyers in the US, 360,000 were sold in Japan and 11,000 in France.
As noted by Gamesindustry.biz, SuperData's figures are mainly being sourced from the first week of sales, so it's likely that the current total of Nintendo Switch consoles sold is higher than 1.5 million units.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, pretty much the only game available for the console (and not cheap at £60) has also been touted as the fastest-selling launch title in Nintendo history, with 89 per cent of Switch buyers picking up the game along with their console.
It remains to be seen, though, whether the Nintendo Switch will be able to match the 100 million sales of the original Wii, but all signs point to sales surpassing the mere 13.56 million units sp;d of the moribund Wii U over the past four years.
Nevertheless, this is good news for Nintendo, which has been forced to deal with a number of issues surrounding the Switch console.
Some users have complained about the wireless performance of the bundled Joy-Con controllers. Nintendo has simply advised not to use them near an aquarium, microwave or cordless phone.
"In most cases it will be enough to move these devices three-to-four feet away from the Nintendo Switch console and/or Joy-Con controllers," suggested Nintendo. "However, if you continue to experience this issue, please power these devices off while using the Nintendo Switch console."
It's also been revealed that the Nintendo Switch suffers from a dead pixel problem, although the company has said that this is normal and that you should probably stop complaining about it.
"Small numbers of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. These are normal and should not be considered a defect," the firm said.
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