Nintendo Switch Had A Big Black Friday, Setting New Records In US

Nintendo Switch Had A Big Black Friday, Setting New Records In US

During an interview at the GeekWire Summit in October, Reggie Fils-Aimé, president and COO of Redmond-based Nintendo of America, explained how the company learned from the Wii U in developing the concept for the Switch, which can be picked up and taken on the go. That's a 45% improvement over the same period previous year. During the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, Nintendo sold 1 million games, a 78% jump over 2017. Unfortunately, game releases slowed to a crawl in 2018.

The Switch has already exceeded its immediate predecessor, the Wii U, in lifetime unit sales.

This bodes well for the forthcoming December holiday sales rush, which, combined with the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, launching on December 7. Well, according to the latest data, the answer is a resounding yes.

With the performance, the Switch became the fastest-selling Nintendo console in United States history during Turkey Five. In other words, the Switch sold better than the PS4 and Xbox One, both of which were available at lower price points.

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Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, gamers need to know - which console "won" the Thanksgiving weekend battle? Total US hardware sales, which include the Switch, the 3DS family of systems and Nintendo's retro mini consoles, increased 45 percent during the same period year-over-year.

Nintendo Switch has successfully sold over 8.2 million units since its March 2017 launch.

NES Classic Edition surpassed lifetime sales of 2 million.

Elsewhere, the SNES Classic surpassed 2.5 million in lifetime sales over the holidays, while the NES Classic eased past the 2 million sales mark. Overall, it was an overwhelming sales season for Nintendo and its consumers.

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