The Nintendo Switch is continuing to become one of the best-selling consoles of all time. That’s great news for Nintendo, but according to a recent report by GameSpot, it looks like they’re not the only ones profiting from the popular new console. While profits were ultimately down for GameStop’s first fiscal quarter of 2017, sales were going up, and a lot of that is thanks to the Switch. In their latest earnings report, GameStop reports that it has sold 1.2 million Switch units in the U.S. during the console’s first two months on sale.
That number is especially impressive, because it just happens to a bit higher than the number of Wiis GameStop sold in the U.S. during its first two months on sale (1.1 million). It appears Nintendo president Tatsumi Kishima was right on the money when he said the Switch would sell as well as the Wii did, which was previously Nintendo’s best-selling console of all time. GameStop, meanwhile, is very excited at the idea of having another Wii-like system to sell.
GameStop had some more interesting facts to share during their post-earnings report, most of them Switch related. Apparently, the company actually sold more copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild than it did Switch consoles. Not that they aren’t selling enough Switch consoles, of course, as most of GameStop’s Switch systems sell out online before they even reach their warehouses. Unfortunately, GameStop doesn’t know how many Switches they will get for their second quarter, which runs through July.
In other GameStop news, the retailer is still very dedicated to VR gaming. GameStop CEO Paul Raines says:
We are still very focused on VR. PlayStation VR continues to be our No. 1 product, but we’re kind of waiting for E3 on that [to talk more about VR].