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Nintendo News: Nintendo Switch Tops December U.S. Sales as Nintendo 3DS Posts its Best Sales Month Since December 2014

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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. Holiday shoppers purchased 1.5 million Nintendo Switch systems
during the five-week reporting period of December, which is a critical
month for the video game industry. Since its launch 10 months ago,
Nintendo Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units, making it the
fastest-selling home console in U.S. history.

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Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD G ...

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. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Nintendo
3DS
family of systems also demonstrated continued strength, posting
its best sales month since December 2014. Collectively, the different
versions of Nintendo 3DS hardware sold more than 750,000 units in the
U.S. in December, a 27 percent increase over the same period a year ago.
The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to a new
milestone of more than 21 million sold in the U.S.

Combined hardware sales of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and the Super
Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition
system
topped 2.6 million units, which accounted for more than half of all
hardware sold during the month.

Four Nintendo Switch games finished high on the December sales charts
for individual titles: Super
Mario Odyssey
at No. 3, Mario
Kart 8 Deluxe
at No. 4, The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
at No. 9 and Splatoon
2
at No. 16. Additionally, Pokémon
Ultra Sun
and Pokémon
Ultra Moon
for Nintendo 3DS finished No. 13 and No. 14,
respectively.

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Note: Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group.
Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital
life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo's internal sales figures. All
numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

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site.

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