Nintendo Smashes Switch Sales Records in U.S. And Canada
It didn’t take Nostradamus to predict Nintendo would have a very strong week of sales around American Thanksgiving, given that they just released a super popular Pokémon game – Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have sold a combined 3,000,000 units – but I probably wouldn’t have predicted a new all-time record.
It’s a good thing I didn’t put money on that though, as the House that Mario built crushed expectations and turned in its best week of Switch sales in both the U.S. and Canada. In the States alone, the Switch and Switch Lite sold over 830,000 units.
They weren’t done there though, as Cyber Monday also set a new record for Switch sales.
Here’s the press release:
Nintendo Switch Achieves Its Best Week of Sales Ever in the U.S.
Nintendo Switch Sold More Than 830,000 Units Over Thanksgiving Week
REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 4, 2019 – Over Thanksgiving week (Nov. 24 to Nov. 30), the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems sold a combined total of more than 830,000 units in the U.S., according to internal data. This ranks as the single best week of U.S. sales in Nintendo Switch history. These results were bolstered in part by the recently introduced Nintendo Switch Lite system and a variety of Black Friday offers, such as a Nintendo Switch bundle that included a full game download of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game at no additional charge. Total sales of Nintendo Switch in the Americas have reached 17.5 million units.
Additionally, Cyber Monday broke records as well, becoming the best one yet for Nintendo Switch.
“Holiday shoppers see the value of Nintendo Switch, which offers a vast library of games for every type of player,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether shopping for the ideal gift or picking one up for yourself, the Nintendo Switch family of systems provides options that fit every play style.”
In addition to hardware, Nintendo Switch software also sold well over Thanksgiving week. In only a few weeks since launch, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games have now sold a combined total of more than 3 million in the Americas. Other Nintendo Switch games also passed new life-to-date sales milestones in the Americas, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 8.5 million, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 8 million, Super Mario Odyssey at 6.5 million and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at 1.5 million.*
To see what systems, accessories and games Nintendo has to offer this holiday season, visit https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.
*All sales figures from Nintendo internal data.