Nintendo Switch Becomes The Best-Selling Nintendo Console In The US

Kelley Robertson
November 30, 2018

The Switch became the best-selling Nintendo console in US history for the five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday - even more than the Wii - and had its best-selling week ever in the U.S.

Nintendo's guidance calls for Switch sales to hit 20 million by the end of its fiscal year, a number some analysts are skeptical it will hit.

When Nintendo Australia announced a Super Mario Party + Joy-Con Bundle for "Black Friday" at the price of $149, we thought it was a pretty good deal.

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To date, Nintendo says it has sold over 8.2 Switch consoles in the USA, though again it declined to provide a new worldwide sales figure. At that point in the Wii's lifecycle, the system had sold almost 30 million units worldwide. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, set for release on December 7; and Pokémon: Let's Go! Ultimate, set to release on December 7.

Nintendo sold over $250 million in 3DS and Switch products over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday. Ultimate is not just the most pre-sold in the console's young life, but it's the most pre-sold Smash game ever. Brawl for the Wii sold 13.29 million units, according to Nintendo.

I have rambled on at length about whether or not you should buy a Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch, but my personal experience is this: It's an awesome peripheral, and it costs too much money. Pikachu/ Let's Go! Eevee, scheduled for release on November 17 on the Switch. First, it applies only to the United States; Nintendo hasn't released new worldwide sales figures.

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