Nintendo Sold 8.7 Million Nintendo Switch Consoles

Posted: Dec 18 2018, 5:04am CST | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Sold 8.7 Million Nintendo Switch Consoles

The Nintendo Switch is selling faster than PS4 and Xbox One.

Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States.

From its launch in March 2017 through November 2018, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units, outpacing U.S. sales of all other current-generation systems at the same point in their life cycles.

This sales number is not including yet the December sales. Nintendo's Switch console is extremely popular this Holiday season. The company released several bundles and limited editions that are sold out. Days ahead of Christmas you only get the standard Nintendo Switch consoles for $299.

Nintendo is also the overall top-selling U.S. software publisher so far for 2018, according to NPD data through November. This performance should receive an additional boost from the December release of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, which has become not only the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, but also the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series, with U.S. sales of over 3 million units in just 11 days, according to Nintendo’s internal sales data.

“We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond.”

Nintendo key achievements on US Market:

Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011.

Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017.

Evergreen Nintendo Switch games have set new milestones, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling over 4 million and 5 million units, respectively. Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units.

In addition to the fast-selling Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, other recently released games that continue to make a splash include Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, which together total 2 million units and Super Mario Party at 1.4 million.

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