Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest-Selling Console This Generation In The United States

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Nintendo of America has announced that Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling console of this hardware generation for the first 21 months in the United States.

That’s according to sales data tracked by The NPD Group, that, from launch and November 2018, has seen the company sell 8.7 million portable home consoles to outpace other current-generation systems at the same point in their life cycles.

Nintendo is also the top-selling publisher for 2018, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate becoming the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time and the fastest-selling game in the mascot brawler series, with more than 3 million copies sold in 11 days.

Whereas Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! combined have sold 2 million copies, with Super Mario Party selling 1.4 million copies.

“We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch,” enthuses Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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