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

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Sales were led by the popular Nintendo Switch console, which had its best-selling week ever in the U.S.as lifetime sales reached 8.2 million units (U.S only). The Super NES Classic Edition console has surpassed 2.5 million units in lifetime sales, while the NES Classic Edition surpassed lifetime sales of 2 million units.

The Switch also became the best-selling Nintendo console in USA history over that five-day period, surpassing Nintendo Wii sales. The Switch console is sold by Currys PC World, so don't worry about all the usual hang-ups around ordering from eBay - there's free delivery and a no-quibbles 30 days policy just like buying in-store.

The company shared other interesting figures covering November 22-26 in the United States, as noted below. Nintendo hardware sales were up 115% over the same period past year, and first-party software sales grew by 78%.

US shoppers provided a nice boost to Nintendo's balance sheet last weekend.

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Based on Nintendo's report, both Pikachu and Eevee sold big, with a combined total of over 1.5 million copies sold in the USA since launch.

Upon launch past year, Super Mario Odyssey received plaudits from fans and critics alike, shifting console units and eventually becoming the best-selling Switch release on a global scale, having sold some 12 million copies.

The total installed base for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has hit 22 million.

The Pokemon Let's Go! games have already been established as juggernauts in the game industry, selling over three million copies in a single week following their release.

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The SNES Classic Edition system surpassed lifetime sales of 2.5 million.

And the shopping season has only started.

In total, USA hardware sales for Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday increased 45% over the same period in 2017. Figures for all console and game sales covering the season, which will be reported in January, should prove interesting.

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