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US: Nintendo Switch best-selling games console in November more than one million sold

According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the U.S., the combined sales of Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model systems hit 1.13 million in the month of November, powering up Nintendo Switch as the best-selling video game console of that month. For the important holiday-shopping week of Thanksgiving, which includes Black Friday, Nintendo Switch was also the top-selling video game console, with nearly 550,000 systems sold. With November logged in the record books, Nintendo Switch has now been the top-selling video game console for 35 out of the last 36 months.

“With a wide-ranging library of games and three options to choose from between Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, the Nintendo Switch family of systems offers something for everyone this holiday season. As we head into 2022 and the sixth year of Nintendo Switch, the system continues to see strong demand. We look forward to even more people adding Nintendo Switch to their households!”

– Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model can both be played on the TV or instantly taken on the go, while Nintendo Switch Lite is a dedicated handheld system, perfect for players who love playing portably. All of these options in the Nintendo Switch family give shoppers the choice of a system that best fits their gaming lifestyle.

Recent game releases on Nintendo Switch include Metroid DreadMario Party SuperstarsWarioWare: Get It Together!Pokémon Brilliant DiamondPokémon Shining Pearl and multiplayer party game Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain. Additionally, Nintendo Switch is home to a wide variety of different games for all types of players, including Animal Crossing: New HorizonsMario Kart 8 DeluxeThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildSuper Mario OdysseySuper Smash Bros. UltimateFortniteMinecraft and MONSTER HUNTER RISE.

Source: Nintendo of America

9 comments

      1. The PS5 that this month was outsold by the nearly 5 year old Switch. The Switch released mid generation last time to much success and I expect that Nintendo will do that again – more 2024 than 2022 is what I’m saying.

        1. @anonymous
          PS5 are not built at the same pace as a Switch. For example…I was able to just walk into a shop here and buy an Oled.
          PS5s are in such demand here in the UK its impossible. The only way is ebay or CEX are selling the 200 GBP above asking price.

      2. The PS4 was on a yearly decline by the time the PS5 came out. There’s a reason the console with almost no competition only sold 100 millions instead of outselling the PS2. I know you’re trying to point out there’s more to a console launch than just the sales of the previous console, but the PS4 wasn’t the best example. Even Nintendo desires more power for development reasons, so at some point they will choose to leave the Switch behind even if it doesn’t stop selling

      3. The PlayStation 5, much like it’s predecessor is just an under powered gaming pc in a plastic case, little more. There is no reason at this time to produce a true successor to the Switch with it selling as well as it is. Maybe next holiday season, but I’d expect a more powerful Switch instead.

    1. Nah, it will definitely beat PS4 lifetime sales (120~mil) and when that time comes I will celebrate it since Nintendo >>> Sony

    2. The only ones that have gotten close to the PS2 are handhelds, and none of the previous ones have sold like the switch has, for as long as it has. So if any console is poised to pass it, its the switch. The PS4 did push 100 mill, but it also had no competition. The Wii U was a bust, and the XBO was a flaming dump truck from the get-go. Same as with the PS2 (where the GC was a bust, and no one trusted the OG xbox.) The PS5 isnt in that situation anymore.

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