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Nintendo Switch sales top 17.5 million in North America

The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite sold more 830,000 units combined over Thanksgiving week.

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The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite sold more 830,000 units combined over Thanksgiving week.

Nintendo of America has revealed that, according to internal data, the Nintendo Switch sold more than 830,000 units between November 24 and 30, 2019. This makes it the best week of sales for the system since it launched in Mach 2017. Sales were also impressive in Canada, with the strongest sales of any week since launch.

The Switch didn’t get the sweeping Black Friday discounts other platforms received, but the bundle of a first-generation Switch and download code with a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was evidently popular. Total sales of the Switch (across both SKUs) have now reached 17.5 million units in the Americas.

Nintendo of America’s SVP of Sales and Marketing, Nick Chavez, says:

“Holiday shoppers see the value of Nintendo Switch, which offers a vast library of games for every type of player. Whether shopping for the ideal gift or picking one up for yourself, the Nintendo Switch family of systems provides options that fit every play style.”

There is also good news on the software front, with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games have now sold more than 3 million units in the region. Other milestones include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe reaching 8.5 million copies sold, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate breaking 8 million, Super Mario Odyssey at 6.5 million and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at 1.5 million.

It was a different story in the UK, however. GI.biz reports that the Xbox One came out top for console sales, breaking 100,000 units. The Switch was just behind – although it generated more revenue due to its higher price – and the PS4 came in third, selling 60,000 units.

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