Nintendo news (December 5): United States sales (Black Friday) / Nintendo Switch Online

Today’s Nintendo news: some sales data for the Nintendo Switch in the United States, but also…

  • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Kirby
  • Fire Emblem Heroes

United States sales (Black Friday)

Nintendo have shared some sales data for the Nintendo Switch in the United States, and more precisely the Black Friday week (November 24th to November 30th). The console was extremely successful during that week: over 830 000 units sold for the OG and Lite models combined, which is none other than the single best week ever for the console in the country. Sales were also great during Cyber Monday: Nintendo mention that they ‘broke records’, with 2019 as the best year.

So far, the Nintendo Switch has sold over 17.5 million units in the Americas since launch. Software-wise, sales are also really solid:

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield have sold over 3 million units in the Americas
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold over 8.5 million units in the Americas
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold over 8 million units in the Americas
  • Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 6.5 million units in the Americas
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has sold over 1.5 million units in the Americas

Source: Nintendo PR

Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo have announced the December line-up for the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online and Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online services, which will go live on December 11th/12th.

Here’s the new games being added to the services:

  • [SNES] Starfox 2
  • [SNES] Kirby Super Star
  • [Famicom] Famicom Wars (Japan-only)
  • [Famicom] Route 16 Turbo (Japan-only)
  • [SNES] Super Punch-Out!! (Europe and North America-only)
  • [SNES] Breath of Fire II (Europe and North America-only)
  • [NES] Journey to Silus (Europe and North America-only)
  • [NES] Crystalis (Europe and North America-only)

Here’s the trailers for the European / North America and Japanese line-ups:

And here’s some screenshots for the Japanese games:

Finally, in Japan, the Family Computer System controller for the Nintendo Switch is on sale on the My Nintendo Store until January 10th: 3 900 Yen instead of 6 578 Yen.

Source: Nintendo / Nintendo (Twitter)

Kirby

Here’s pictures of the menu for the Kirby Café in Tokyo, which opens (permanently) on December 12th:

And here’s pictures of more Kirby merchandise from Japan:

Source: Gamer / Famitsu

Fire Emblem Heroes

Here’s the latest videos for Fire Emblem Heroes:


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