The Nintendo switch has been super popular since its launch. After some big failure over the past several years, Nintendo finally has a winning console, with a line up of killer games. Nintendo has managed to turn things around from the failure that was the Wii U. And now according to data from the NPD Group, Nintendo has sold more than 8.7 million Switch consoles in the US since its launch in March 2017 through November of 2018. Oh yes, fans are loving this console.
It is making these sales at a faster pace than the other consoles from this generation. It beats both Microsoft and Sony after the same amount of time after their releases. Nintendo is in a great spot compared to where they were before the Switch arrived. This is the console fans wanted years ago and now they finally have it, so they aren’t afraid to buy it.
In both console unit and dollar sales, 2018 was the best year that Nintendo has had since 2011. It also sold 3 million copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the first 11 days of its release in the US. That’s pretty impressive as well. Sales are sure to continue to soar with the lineup of good games.