Nintendo Switch Tops December Sales, Becomes Fastest Selling Console in Canadian History
Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group. Holiday shoppers purchased 1.5 million Nintendo Switch systems during the five-week reporting period of December. 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.
The Nintendo 3DS 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% increase over the same period a year ago. The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS 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 NES Classic Edition system topped 2.6 million units, which accounted for more than half of all hardware sold during the month.
Nintendo Switch has also become the fastest-selling home video game system ever in Canada, according to new information provided by NPD. These record-breaking sales are the strongest for the first 10 months of any video game system in Canadian history. The record was previously held by Nintendo’s own Wii system.