Despite hardware supply constraints, Nintendo Switch managed to sell over one million units in November, the busiest shopping time of the year.
According to the NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch family of systems (Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite, and Switch OLED) sold 1.13 million units in the month of November in the U.S., outselling all other platforms. During Black Friday, Switch also managed to be the top-selling video game console, with nearly 550,000 systems sold. Nintendo Switch has now been the top-selling video game console for 35 out of the last 36 months (losing only to PS5 in September). Doug Bowser, the president of Nintendo of America, had this to say: ““With a wide-ranging library of games and three options to choose from between Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, the Nintendo Switch family of systems offers something for everyone this holiday season. As we head into 2022 and the sixth year of Nintendo Switch, the system continues to see strong demand. We look forward to even more people adding Nintendo Switch to their households!”
Speaking of the NPD Group, it was revealed that Nintendo has six spots in the Top 20 best-sellers for November; Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl debuted at #3, Mario Party Superstars is at #6, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #12, Animal Crossing: New Horizons at #14, Breath of the Wild at #18, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at #19. Third party software includes Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy at #7, FIFA 22 at #8, NBA 2k22 at #10, Just Dance 2022 at #11, Shin Megami Tensei V at #16 and Minecraft at #17.
Finally, we have the Top 10 best-sellers for Switch:
- Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl
- Mario Party Superstars
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Just Dance 2022
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Shin Megami Tensei V
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.