Nintendo not only released hardware sales numbers today, but software sales numbers as well, and the numbers were more than impressive. Super Mario Odyssey sold 9.07 million copies, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 7.33 million copies, Breath of the Wild sold  6.7 million copies, Splatoon 2 has sold 4.91 million copies, 1-2-Switch has surprisingly sold 1.88 million copies, ARMS has sold 1.61 million copies, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has sold 1.06 million copies.

To break this down, Super Mario Odyssey has a 60% attach rate with the Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart Deluxe has close to a 50% attach rate with the system, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has roughly a 45% attach rate to the system. This infers a few things.

Nintendo Software Sales For 2017

The Nintendo Switch most likely sold a lot of units when Odyssey came out, while early adopters who bought the system at launch purchased Breath of the Wild and most likely Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as Zelda was the only major launch title for the Switch. Half of the Nintendo Switch’s sales probably came when the system launched and a few months that followed, and most likely a lot of units were sold once Mario Odyssey released, and there was even a bundle with Odyssey packaged in.

Nintendo Software Sales For 2017

The most impressive numbers of this is the fact that a nice JRP game, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which was released on December 1, sold 1.06 copies in just 30 days. The Xeno brand is now stronger than ever before and this shows that there’s obviously a demand for more games. Tetsuya Takahashi has already said he wants to port Xenoblade X to the Switch. This looks like it may be a reality now.

Nintendo Software Sales For 2017

The one thing I hope comes out of this is Bandai Namco realizes that a Xenosaga HD remaster is actually financially viable on the Nintendo Switch, given the Xeno games are making money and the console is selling so well. What are you waiting for Bandai Namco? Make it happen. You will not regret it.

The Nintendo Switch is not only selling phenomenally, but the software is as well. It’s obvious now that the Switch is the best console since the Super Nintendo.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VGCultureHQ. He has been writing about games for over six years and has written over 2,000 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture and Tetsuya Takahashi games. He is also a huge anime and Star Wars fan.

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