Nintendo Switch Cleans Up Over Thanksgiving With Its Best Sales Week to Date

Nintendo Switch Cleans Up Over Thanksgiving With Its Best Sales Week to Date

The Switch sold 830,000 units over a single week. Damn.

Nintendo is ringing in the holiday with some great sales numbers. According to the company, the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite sold a combined 830,000 units in the United States over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (November 24-30). That's the best single week of sales for the Switch ever.

That strong push for Switch hardware also continued into Cyber Monday. Total sales of the Nintendo Switch hardware currently stand at 17.5 million units. At around roughly the same time frame from their launch, the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS sold 11.65 million and 14.35 million units respectively.

"Holiday shoppers see the value of Nintendo Switch, which offers a vast library of games for every type of player," said Nintendo of America Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Nick Chavez in a press release. "Whether shopping for the ideal gift or picking one up for yourself, the Nintendo Switch family of systems provides options that fit every play style."

Nintendo Switch software is also moving at a brisk pace. Pokemon Sword and Shield have sold more than 3 million units combined in the Americas. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is currently at 8.5 million sold in the Americas, but right behind it is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 8 million. Nintendo also revealed that Super Mario Odyssey is at 6.5 million and New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is at 1.5 million. One odd sales omission is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is currently the fourth best-selling Switch title worldwide.

There's still deals happening for the holiday season, so sales should continue to be strong for Nintendo's hybrid platform. If you're wondering what to pick up for a family member or loved one for the holidays, check out our series of gift guides: For the Gamer in Your Life Who Loves Throwing Parties, For the Music-Loving Gamer in Your Life, For the Aspiring Streamer, For the Traveling Gamer, and For the Nostalgic Gamer.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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