Nintendo Switch Is Selling Faster Than Any Other Current-Gen Console

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold over 3 million copies across the United States in the first 11 days after the game rolled out on December 7th. But that’s not the only thing Nintendo managed to pull off. Also, Nintendo Switch is selling faster than any other current-gen console, according to Nintendo’s internal data.

According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States, Nintendo Switch sold more than 8.7 million units, surpassing the sales of any other current-gen console across the US.

“Nintendo is also the overall top-selling U.S. software publisher so far for 2018, according to NPD data through November. This performance should receive an additional boost from the December release of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game,” reported Business Wire which added that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ” had become not only the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time but also the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series.”

Nintendo Switch Is Selling Faster Than Any Other Current-Gen Console

“We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch. We’re looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond,” stated Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

According to the data the NPD Group, cited by Business Wire, released, we learn the following:

  • Nintendo units and dollar sales for 2018 are the highest annual totals since 2011;
  • Nintendo eShop sales have raised by 105 percent;
  • Nintendo Switch games set new milestones with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling more than 4 million and 5 million units, respectively; Super Mario Odyssey also sold over 4.7 million copies;
  • Besides the fast-selling Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, other recently launched games that continue to contribute are Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! which total 2 million copies sold and Super Mario Party with 1.4 million;

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