Last week, Nintendo sent a press release to share some sales data for the US market in December. It reveals that, according to NPD data, the Nintendo Switch was the most popular console during that month, with no less than 1.5 million units sold in 5 weeks.
As for the Nintendo 3DS, it had a surprisingly strong December with no less than 750 000 units sold for all models. Believe it or not, it’s actually the best sales month since December 2014, and a 27% increase over the same period last year (despite Pokémon Sun and Moon and the Pokémon GO boost). As of December, the Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 21 million units in the United States alone.
In December, Nintendo sold 2.6 million consoles in the United States: that number includes the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo 3DS, and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. In other words, the SNES Classic has sold “only” 350 000 units during that month, which seems surprisingly low.
But it’s not just in the United States that the Nintendo Switch is selling well. According to the press release for Nintendo Labo, Nintendo has sold over 600 000 units of its latest console in Germany, which is more than any other home console in the country (yes, that includes the Wii). And in Spain? Yes, it’s also the fastest-selling console there, though Nintendo did not provide any data.
In Portual, the Nintendo Switch has already sold over 20 000 units, which is more than the Wii U in 5 years. And yes, 20 000 units isn’t a lot, but Portugal isn’t the largest of countries either!
Finally, back to North America: Nintendo of Canada has announced that the Nintendo Switch was officially the fastest-selling console in the country, with the strongest sales during the first 10 months. Yes, that means it’s selling faster than the Wii so far, which was the previous record holder.
Source: Nintendo PR / Nintendo PR (Germany) / Nintendo PR (Spain) / Nintendo PR (Portugal) / Nintendo of Canada
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