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The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS had a Very Strong Holiday Season


Last week Microsoft revealed the Xbox One bested the PS4 in December, but ultimately came in second to the Nintendo Switch, and now The Big N has revealed some details of their own. This is simply massive, amounting to more than 10% of the total sales figures of the Switch's predecessor, the infamously unsuccessful Wii U. But the Switch wasn't the only cause for celebration from The Big N. Their 3DS handheld also saw a huge sales jump, even compared to previous holiday seasons.

Ninty has followed up on Microsoft's revelation that Switch was the best-selling video games console in the United States last month, confirming it shifted 1.5 million hardware units during December 2017.

How do you get to 4.8m Switches in ten months? For Nintendo, this represents the largest month of hardware sales in the United States since December 2010, when the Wii and DS combined for 4.8m units.

Overall, 2.6 million units of Nintendo hardware (which includes the SNES Classic Edition) were sold in the USA in January.




All current versions of the 3DS (including 2DS) moved over 750,000 units altogether, which made it the best December for the line in four years since 2014.

Six Switch games also finished in the top 20 on the December software charts. Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe were #3 and #4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #9, Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon at #13/#14 and Splatoon 2 at #16.

We'll bring you the full December 2017 sales charts when the NPD releases their data.

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