Nintendo Switch set two new records from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, becoming the fastest selling Nintendo console in United States history for that five-day period, and achieving its best-selling week ever in the country, Nintendo announced.
According to Adobe Analytics, Switch was among the most purchased items online on Thanksgiving Day and the overall top-selling video game product online for the Black Friday to Cyber Monday time period.
Shoppers purchased more than $250 million in Nintendo products from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.
Here is a rundown from Nintendo, which covers sales between November 22 and 26 in the United States:
- Nintendo Switch hardware sales grew 115 percent compared to the same period in 2017.
- Lifetime sales of Nintendo Switch, which is entering only its second holiday season, have reached more than 8.2 million units.
- Sales of first-party games, including digital downloads, topped one million units November 22 to 26, beating 2017’s totals by 78 percent.
- Nintendo Switch games Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! have hit combined U.S. sales of more than 1.5 million units since their November 16 launch.
- Super Mario Party surpassed lifetime U.S. sales of one million units, becoming the fastest-selling game in the Mario Party series and the fifth million-selling first-party Nintendo Switch game in the U.S. alone, joining The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Splatoon 2.
- Thanks in part to strong Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday sales, the total installed base for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has hit 22 million.
- Additionally, after 12 months of availability, lifetime combined sales of the Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon games crossed 2.2 million.
Classic Gaming Systems
- Also aided by strong Nov. 22-26 sales, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system surpassed lifetime sales of 2.5 million.
And the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system surpassed lifetime sales of 2 million.