The Nintendo Switch sells like crazy in the United States: During the week of Thanksgiving (24-30 November) more than 830,000 units were sold. This set a new record for the best U.S. sales week in the history of Nintendo switches.
Why do you ask? Several factors triggered the changeover. First of all: The reality is that the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett will come out the next holiday, which means that this generation of consoles comes to an end. But the Switch was launched in 2017 and has more than a few years to live, so it is certainly easier for buyers to get into Nintendo gaming.
Secondly, let’s not forget that a new Switch Lite has been added to the family of systems. The starting price of $199 is certainly a good deal for many families, but also for those who prefer pocket games over TV games.
Third: Switch had an exceptional year with first and third content. Mammoth games like Pokémon Sword & Shield and Luigi’s Mansion 3 have undoubtedly sold many systems. Then you’ve got games like Fire Emblem: Three Homes, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Dragon Quest XI S, Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Witcher 3, and Overwatch (to name a few), which did an excellent job in completing the library. Not to mention the fact that there are now about 3,000 games in the online shop! In other words: There’s something for everyone.
Fourth: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling game in the system, and if you pack this popular game for Black Friday, it makes a profit! Although it’s the same deal Nintendo worked with last year, it seems to be a big hit in this series as well.
Finally, and not to be underestimated, Nintendo’s advertising this year has been particularly relevant. They really came back with the idea that games can be played anywhere, anytime. Their My Way To Play series of commercials and videos resonated with gambling audiences.
With a wealth of exclusive content and surprisingly fun games, it’s good to see that the Switch continues to sell at a steady pace. Let’s see what’s planned for 2020, and let’s bring hope to Zelda: The breath of nature Two kilometres, that’s next year!
Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems sold a total of more than 830,000 units in the US during the week of Thanksgiving (24-30 November), according to internal data. This is the best sales week ever for the Nintendo Switch in the United States. These results have been made possible by the recent launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite and a number of Black Friday offers, such as B. the Nintendo Switch Bundle, which includes the full download of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at no extra cost. The total turnover of the Nintendo Switch in America was 17.5 million units. What’s more, Cyber Monday also broke the record and became the best Cyber Monday ever for the Nintendo Switch.
Christmas buyers recognise the value of the Nintendo Switch, which offers an extensive library of games for all types of players, said Nick Chavez, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America. Whether you’re buying the perfect gift or making your own choice, the Nintendo Switch family of systems offers options for every style of play.
*All sales data are from Nintendo’s internal data.
Craig has covered the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published in various media. He is currently editor and employee of Age of Games.
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