The figure, courtesy of research firm SuperData, tops Nintendo's projection of about 2 million units for the month.
Breath of the Wild sold over 1.3 million units. It will reportedly center on new details regarding the company's latest gaming console system, the Nintendo Switch, as well as other news regarding the Nintendo 3DS. In the USA, it seems the Switch version of the game is somehow selling better than the system it's played on.
The NPD charts are in for March, 2017, and Nintendo came out the victor.
The Switch wasn't Nintendo's only 2017 record breaker.
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"They're not short of options, without a shadow of a doubt", Dyche said, ahead of Sunday's game which is live on Sky Sports 1 HD. From what I have seen on the pitch he seems handy enough but we need real pace at the back to move to the next level in my view.
Nintendo said it sold roughly 906,000 units of the Switch in the US throughout March. While that might sound like good news especially for the Nintendo Switch players, some fans are left feeling confuse as to why the developer choose to do that. Both the system and the game's sales numbers are likely a testament to what an incredible launch game-and truly unique Zelda title-Breath of the Wild really is.
Nintendo also notes that, in the USA, the Switch is now its fastest-selling console ever and Zelda is the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game.
Sales of "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" on the Switch topped 925,000, actually outstripping sales for the new console. Nintendo launched the 3DS in March as well, and the handheld sold 440,000 units in its first week on sale in 2011.
Of course, stocks are still low deep into April, with Nintendo saying that they are "working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, and more systems are continually being shipped". Have you gotten one yet? After the reminder that later this month every Switch owner will purchase their second game for the console thanks to the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came a number of cool game announcements for 2017.