Nintendo Switch Tops December US Sales, 3DS Best Sales Month In Years

19 January, 2018, 01:49 | Author: Jeannette Greene
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Nintendo has announced its Switch sales figures through December 2017, and surprise-the console did very well.

Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. According to Nintendo, the dual-screened handheld sold 750,000 units in the U.S. in December, which represented a 27 percent jump compared to 2016. While the Nintendo Switch was initially hard to find online, supply has finally caught up to demand and you can grab a console from online retails like Amazon for $299.

On the software front, six of the top 20 individual titles of December were Nintendo titles.


And that's not the only good news for our favorite gaming company, as the 3DS continues to fly off shelves, selling 750,000 units in December 2017. Since its launch 10 months ago, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units, making it the fastest-selling home console in USA history. Today, Nintendo revealed some of its sales numbers in the USA, and the 3DS - which many predicted would die out following the launch of the Switch - actually saw a jump in sales.

Worldwide, 3DS hardware has sold more than 69 million units, meaning it still has some catching up to do to reach the Nintendo DS, which sold more than 154 million units, and Game Boy, which sold more than 118 million units. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon for 3DS also finished at numbers 13 and 14, respectively.

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