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Nintendo's Switch scores debut sales on par with predecessor

New console sells roughly 330,000 units in first three days

Nintendo's new home console, Switch, debuts with 20 games available.

OSAKA -- Nintendo's new home console, the Switch, sold 330,637 units in Japan in its first three days, gaming magazine Famitsu says, a launch roughly on par with Nintendo's last such device.

The Kyoto game maker's last-generation console, the Wii U, sold around 310,000 units in its first two days. The different time frame makes direct comparisons impossible, but the Switch appears to have done roughly as well.

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