Nintendo Switch became the best-selling Nintendo console in US history over Thanksgiving weekend


Nintendo has high expectations for the Switch this holiday season, predicting total sales that will some considered too ambitious. The company wants the system to hit 20 million units sold in this fiscal year, and that brought that number closer with a huge Thanksgiving weekend. In the five-day span from Thanksgiving to Cyber ​​Monday this year, the Nintendo Switch set a record for the best-selling Nintendo console in history during that period, and it had its best week in the US. United States.

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“In fact, according to Adobe Analytics, the Nintendo Switch was among the most purchased items online on Thanksgiving Day and the best-selling video game product online for the Black Friday-Cyber ​​Monday period,” Nintendo said in a press release.

In the US so far, the Switch has sold over 8 million units and its exclusive games continue to sell well. Combined sales of Pokémon: Let’s go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s go, Eevee! topped 1.5 million units in the United States in less than two weeks, and Super Mario Party also topped 1 million units.

Those numbers will likely be pale compared to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is already the best pre-sale game in the series and on Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will launch exclusively on Switch on December 7th, and we’ve also heard rumors that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword may be coming to the system soon.

In October, the Switch exceeded 22 million consoles sold worldwide. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also managed to hit 10 million total sales at the same time.

Gabe Gurwin is a freelance writer for IGN who is currently trying to catch them all. Follow him on Twitter.


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