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Nintendo Switch is now the fastest selling console in US history

The Japanese gaming giant has announced that Nintendo Switch has sold over 4.8 million units since launching in the United States.

Reaching this figure in such a short amount of time makes Nintendo Switch the fastest selling home console in US history, beating out the likes of PS2, Xbox 360 and Wii.

Having launched in March 2017, the hybrid console has now surpassed 10 million units sold worldwide and shows little signs of slowing down.

Titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 alongside a slew of great indie gems make it a great machine to own.

Related: Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games

2018 is also set to be an exciting year for Switch with the likes of Metroid Prime 4, Yoshi and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus set to debut.

Games Editor Brett Phipps was very fond of Nintendo Switch, praising it as the most exciting piece of technology of 2017 in his review:

“I’ve slowly but surely been won over by the charm of the Switch. Its versatility and accessibility make it a joy to play, particularly as a portable machine.”

Related: Best Nintendo Switch Games

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