Since launching its new Switch video game system in March, Nintendo sold more than 2.7 million units of the game console, signaling a potential rebound for the company in at-home gaming.

The success of Switch pushed sales for the January-March quarter to $1.6 billion, up from $709 million the year before, Nintendo revealed in earnings results reported Thursday. Nintendo also trimmed losses for the quarter to $3.5 million from $215 million.

Of that total, 1.2 million Switch consoles were sold in the U.S. and The Americas. Nintendo projects it will sell 10 million Switch consoles globally during the fiscal year ending next March.

The console resembles a small tablet, which players can dock into a special hub connected to the TV to play at home. When traveling, users connect "Joy-Con" controllers to the sides of the tablet and undock Switch. Users can also prop up Switch with a kickstand and detach the Joy-Cons to play in Tabletop mode.

Last month, Nintendo confirmed sales of Switch during its first two days of availability in The Americas were the highest ever for any Nintendo home console.

If Nintendo can maintain the momentum, it would mark a major rebound for the video game company following the disastrous launch of the Wii U. To date, Nintendo sold more than 13.5 million Wii U devices, during its 4-year life cycle.

One step toward maintaining momentum for Switch's sales is a more staggered schedule for launching new titles. The racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available Friday, with additional games arriving regularly over the summer.

USA Today