Nintendo and the NPD Group have announced that Switch sold 1.35 million consoles in November 2020. The console was the best selling platform for the month which means that it also outsold the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X|S each. Black Friday was a key sales period as Switch bundles were readily available across major retailers. Here’s the full announcement from Nintendo:
According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales, the combined sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems hit over 1.35 million units in the U.S. in the month of November, which included Thanksgiving and the key shopping day of Black Friday. With these strong sales numbers, Nintendo Switch achieved another milestone as the best-selling video game console in the U.S. for a record-breaking 24 consecutive months.
Helping to fuel those results was a Black Friday bundle that included a Nintendo Switch system with a download code for the digital version of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game, along with a three-month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership that lets friends and families play compatible games together online, all in one package.
In 2020, Nintendo Switch has already sold 6.92 million units in the U.S. alone, surpassing in 11 months the total number of systems sold in all of 2019 by over 426,000.
“Nintendo Switch offers a unique proposition for shoppers this holiday season with the ability to play on the TV or portably in handheld mode,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We continue to see unprecedented demand for Nintendo Switch, and we are pleased that people of all ages and gaming skill levels will be experiencing Nintendo Switch this holiday and beyond.”
Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems are available at retailers nationwide. This includes the flagship Nintendo Switch system, the Walmart-exclusive Nintendo Switch system with carrying case and 12-month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership, the Nintendo Switch – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition system, and all color options of the Nintendo Switch Lite system. For further details, please check with retailers.
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