It's beginning to look at lot like a Merry Christmas for Nintendo. According to Nintendo of America, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch sold 3 million units in 11 days. That makes it the fastest-selling Switch game so far.
Nintendo distributed a cheerful press release earlier today announcing the Switch sold 8.7 million consoles between its launch in March 2017 and November 2018, making it the fastest-selling console of this generation. According to the NPD data firm, Nintendo is also the top-selling publisher f 2018. Moreover, digital eShop sales are up 105% in 2017 over 2018, and Nintendo's hardware unit and dollar sales are at the highest they've been since 2011.
More numbers supplied by the NPD indicate many of Nintendo's previous first-party releases for the Switch are huge hits. Pokémon Let's Go is a million-seller, as is another recent release, Super Mario Party. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate already sold over 1.2 million copies in Japan alone. Other hits include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (over 4 million sold), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (over 5 million) and Super Mario Odyssey (4.7 million).
Our friends at Gamesindustry.biz report Nintendo's enjoying success in Europe as well, and that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest-selling Nintendo console title ever. Spoiler alert for next year: More great Switch games are coming in 2019.