Rumors surrounding the Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Switch preorder option circled the internet recently, but without a single mention from Nintendo during the Direct.

A research firm, the NPD Group, tracks the United States gaming industry suggested that the game company sold more of its popular games for the Switch than the units of hardware itself.

There's been an electric feeling in the air since Nintendo's launch of the Switch on March 3.

"That means that Nintendo sold more of this game [Breath of the Wild] for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent", Nintendo said.

Last month, there were estimates that the Nintendo Switch had sold roughly 1.5 million units worldwide.

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The figure, courtesy of research firm SuperData, tops Nintendo's projection of about 2 million units for the month. With the NPD Group's March results nigh, the Nintendo Switch has become the Japanese giant's fastest selling console in the U.S., with 906,000 units sold in March.

The "Switch Mini" would be created to appeal to children specifically, with the analysts pointing out the existing console's size and weight not being entirely suitable for youngsters. Nintendo said that was because some users bought both a limited edition of the game and another version.

"Although the Nintendo Switch can be used as a handheld device, we think smaller children could struggle to use it comfortably in that format due to its size and weight".

In a statement on Friday, Nintendo acknowledged that "shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand". Some brick-and-mortar locations might have stock available, though they're few and far between. Sales figures for other territories were not revealed at this time, but have been promised by Nintendo for later on this month.

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