Payday 2 Gets a Surprise Nintendo Switch Announcement

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"Looking ahead, we are excited to share more about our plans for Xbox One, including launching the world's most powerful console - Project Scorpio - alongside an unbelievable lineup of new Xbox One games".

At least according to Nintendo and NPD Group sales numbers, which show the hybrid handheld-home console sold over 906,000 units in its first month.

The initial success of the Switch - which works as both a TV-linked console and a portable device - is directly tied to Nintendo's classic video game franchise "The Legend of Zelda", according to analysts. Of those, almost 460,000 units were sold for the Wii U and over 925,000 were for the Switch. This means that there were more Breath of the Wild sales than there were Nintendo Switch sales. A report by the NPD Group reveals that the Switch was the top-selling console in the United States during its launch month of March. Previous pack-in games like Super Mario World on the SNES, Tetris on the Game Boy, and Wii Sports on the Wii by definition only sold to 100 percent of console owners during those systems' crucial launch periods. In the same announcement, Nintendo announced they sold 1.3 million copies of Zelda.

Sure Nintendo, whatever you say.

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It's great to see Nintendo is smashing barriers left and right, and this enormous influx of earnings will be re-invested into the company's operational cashflow to ensure more games, content, and experiences feed its new Switch platform.

Nintendo introduced a new console last month, and it was a big hit in the United States. Nintendo attributes this freaky phenomenon to "people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play".

"While Nintendo Switch sales are off to a record-breaking start, shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand", the company said in a statement. With its 'Global Testfire' event conducted in March, it appears that Nintendo is finally ready to release the title to almost two million Switch owners. However the company did note that they will be available in "limited quantities", so we guess gamers will have to most fast if they hope to secure them before they are sold out.

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