Published: Wed, December 19, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling USA console: Here’s why

Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling USA console: Here’s why

That should come as a surprise to no one, though - Smash Bros 4 and Brawl were among the top-selling titles on each of the last three Nintendo consoles. Nintendo previously reported that the Switch had sold 8.2 million units as of November 26, according to Adobe Analytics.

The outlet also reports that Super Smash Bros. Based on the current pace of Switch sales, it seems unlikely Nintendo will surpass Sony on worldwide hardware sales in the first two years. We're looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond. Ultimate, which is already the fastest-selling Switch game and Smash Bros. title - with over 3 million copies sold in just 11 days in the US.

That's enough to put the Switch ahead of other current-gen consoles at the same point in their respective life cycles.

Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing said "We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch".

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With 74 playable fighters, over 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and much more, Super Smash Bros. The good news for Nintendo is that the Switch is still quite young in console terms, and the data thus far indicates it should have a healthy few years ahead of it.

In the U.S. sales of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild stand at over 4 million, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at over 5 million, and Super Mario Odyssey on 4.7 million.

Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011.

Sales of the Switch aren't the only thing Nintendo is celebrating. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! now all have their (rightfully deserved) places on the list.

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