Nintendo Switch is the Best Selling Console During Thanksgiving Weekend

Nintendo's new console was a smash hit this shopping holiday weekend

By Grayshadow, Posted 29 Nov 2018

The Nintendo Switch has been one of the most popular systems this generation, easily surpassing the Nintendo Wii U. The beloved console has a wide selection of exclusive titles such as  Octopath Traveler, Super Mario Odysseyand the upcoming  Super Smash Bros. UltimateAccording to Nintendo's internal sales Nintendo sold over $250 million in products with the Nintendo Switch coming out on top as the best selling system in USA history during Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday period.


Here's the complete sales data from Nintendo.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch hardware sales grew 115 percent compared to the same period in 2017.

Lifetime sales of Nintendo Switch, which is entering only its second holiday season, have reached more than 8.2 million units.

Sales of first-party games, including digital downloads, topped 1 million units Nov. 22-26, beating 2017’s totals by 78 percent.

Nintendo Switch games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! have hit combined U.S. sales of more than 1.5 million units since their Nov. 16 launch.

Super Mario Party surpassed lifetime U.S. sales of 1 million units, becoming the fastest-selling game in the Mario Party series and the fifth million-selling first-party Nintendo Switch game in the U.S. alone, joining The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildMario Kart 8 DeluxeSuper Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2.

Nintendo 3DS

Thanks in part to strong Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday sales, the total installed base for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has hit 22 million.

Additionally, after 12 months of availability, lifetime combined sales of the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games crossed 2.2 million.

Classic Gaming Systems

Also aided by strong Nov. 22-26 sales, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system surpassed lifetime sales of 2.5 million.

And the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system surpassed lifetime sales of 2 million.

This shouldn't come as a surprise considering the system's massive popularity and a large number of exclusives. Now that Nintendo has succeeded in getting Switch's in so many homes it's now time for the company to keep providing games on the system.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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Platform(s): Wii U, WII, 3DS
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Developer(s): Nintendo
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Adventure
Release Date: 2017-10-27

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