Even with the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling platform.
The Nintendo Switch family of systems was revealed to have hit over 1.35 million units in the U.S. in the month of November, which included Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Because of this, the Switch has achieved another milestone as the best-selling video game console in the U.S. for a record-breaking 24 consecutive months. Matt Piscatella of NPD also specifies that PlayStation 5 was November’s best-selling hardware platform in consumer spending, while Nintendo Switch led the market in units sold. Overall, there was a 35% jump in consumer spend in a November and year-to-date spending has increased 22% to a record $2.1 billion.
For software, the best-selling game was Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War on the Top 20 sellers. In terms of Nintendo-published software, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was the highest selling and placed at #6. The other Nintendo-published games in the Top 20 were Animal Crossing: New Horizons (#8), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#11), Super Mario 3D All Stars (#12), New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (#14), Luigi’s Mansion 3 (#15), Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (#16), and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (#17). Third party games on Switch in the top 20 were NBA 2k21 (#5), Just Dance 2021 (#13), and Mortal Kombat 11 (#19).
Here are the Top 10 best-sellers for Switch:
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
- Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft)
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.