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Nintendo Dominated December With Big Switch and 3DS Sales According to NPD

Nintendo Dominated December With Big Switch and 3DS Sales According to NPD

For Nintendo, this represents the largest month of hardware sales in the United States since December 2010, when the Wii and DS combined for 4.8m units. In fact, the Switch managed to take the top-selling console spot for the entire month, having moved 1.5 million units.

Mixing these two with the extremely popular, but perpetually impossible to find SNES Classic Edition gave Nintendo a grand total of 2.6 million hardware units sold.

December is generally the busiest month of the year in terms of video game console and software sales, as it is the peak of the holiday shopping season. While this is to be expected for the Switch since it has a lot of hype behind it, this performance is still impressive because there weren't really any holiday deals on the Switch to stimulate sales. That represents a 21% increase in sales over the same period a year ago, and means that the 3DS has now topped 21 million units sold in the U.S. alone.

Nintendo Dominated December With Big Switch and 3DS Sales According to NPD
Nintendo Dominated December With Big Switch and 3DS Sales According to NPD

Ninty has followed up on Microsoft's revelation that Switch was the best-selling video games console in the USA last month, confirming it shifted 1.5 million hardware units during December 2017. "The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to a new milestone of more than 21 million sold in the U.S".

Various Switch titles were high on the chart of most sold in December, including Super Mario Odyssey at number three, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at number four, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at number nine, and Splatoon 2 at number 16.

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