REDMOND, Wash .- ( BUSINESS WIRE ) – Nintendo
Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system of this
hardware generation through 21
tracks video game sales in the United States. From its launch in March
2017 through November 2018, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7
million units, outpacing U.S. Pat. Sales of all other current-generation
systems at the same point in their life cycles.
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, which has not been released
Fast-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, but also the
fast-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series, with U.S.
Sales of over 3 million units in just 11 days, according to Nintendo's
internal sales data.
"We are thrilled to see a strong reaction from consumers in the
second holiday season for Nintendo Switch, "said 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
the coming year and beyond. "
The following data from Nintendo of America is specific to the U.S. only:
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls that let adults manage the content of their children's can
access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch ™
system and the Nintendo 3DS ™ family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System ™ ,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.6 billion video games and more than 730
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy ™ ,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS ™ family of systems, Super NES ™ ,
Nintendo 64 ™ Nintendo GameCube ™ Wii ™
and Wii U ™ systems. It has thus created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., Serves as headquarters for
Nintendo's operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company's website at https://www.nintendo.com.
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