It's hard to imagine a Nintendo console to have a more sucessful launch than the Nintendo Wii did back in 2006. The Nintendo Wii was sold over 600,000 times over an eight day period but it turns out that recoords are made to be broken and it's going to be broken by the Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also on track for a record-setting performance as it's being reported that it's selling better than Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 which previously held the record for the best selling stand alone launch title.

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This news comes from New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield who interviewed Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aimé.

This is promising news for Nintendo especially given the lackluster launch of the Nintendo WiiU which only sold 400,000 units during it's launch week. To put that in perspective, in the same week that the WiiU sold 400,000 units, the six-year-old Nintendo Wii sold 300,000 units.

What's even more amazing about these numbers is the fact that the Nintendo Switch still has big titles waiting upon the horizon with the highly anticipated upcoming releases of Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Sonic Mania.

It'll also be interesting to see how successful the Breath of The Wild becomes over time considering Super Mario 64 was sold over 11 million times in seven years and was the most sold game of the Nintendo 64.

What does this mean for consumers? It means if you're one of the lucky few that's actually able to find a Nintendo Switch in stock, be sure to grab it, because that may be your only chance in a while. As more and more big titles are sold for the console, the more people are going to want to grab it, which means your slim chances of finding it are going to get even slimmer.