The Switch was Cyber Monday's top-selling console

Gerardo Harmon
November 29, 2018

Consumer spent more than $250 million on Nintendo products this sale season, crowning Nintendo Switch to have a best-selling week in the States.

The Nintendo Switch set video game hardware sales records in the US during the five-day Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, the company said Wednesday.

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Combined sales of Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee stand at 1.5 million units since releasing November 16. The Nintendo Switch became the best-selling Nintendo console in USA history for those five days, even surpassing the Wii, and the system also had its best-selling week ever in the US. It also includes Nintendo Switch hit games like Super Mario Party, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. During the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, Nintendo sold 1 million games, a 78% jump over 2017. As far as lifetime sales are concerned, the Switch has reached more than 8.2 million sales since its launch a year ago. At present, those sites only offer discounts on 3DS and Wii U titles, but those old enough to remember the glory days of previous reward system Club Nintendo will likely have the odd figurine, poster, or other physical delight sitting around their homes as we speak.

And the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system surpassed lifetime sales of 2 million.

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Cyber Monday is full of surprises in 2018, and we just happened upon one that every Nintendo Switch owner should definitely take advantage of.

And the shopping season has only started.

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