Despite Microsoft and Sony both launching their next-generation consoles, the Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the US sales charts according to Nintendo Life.
Nintendo Switch Continues US Dominance
Thanksgiving and Black Friday Boost Sales
November is notoriously a strong month for games sales with both Black Friday and Thanksgiving leading to consumers loosening their purse strings. NPD Group revealed that sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite hit over 1.35 million in the month of November in the USA.
Stock Shortages of Next-Gen Consoles
The sales figures show that the Switch outsold the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in their first month on sale. What needs to be remembered though is that both new consoles suffered from substantial shortages so the figures may have been different had they been readily available.
Strength to Strength
The sales trajectory of the Nintendo Switch is showing no signs of abating. The hybrid console has now sold 6.92 million units in the US which has already surpassed the total sold in 2019 with three weeks of 2020 still to go. The fact that you can play at home and on the go seems to be a winner with fans all over the World and with rumours strengthening about a new SKU in 2021, the Switch Pro as it has been referred to, Nintendo’s hybrid console continues to go from strength to strength. 2020 has been a tough year for everyone but Nintendo have certainly had one to remember.
2021 will see more PS5’s and Xbox Series X/S’s for sale so it will be intersting to see what Nintendo’s next move might me. We have some great games to look forward to with Super Mario 3D World and Bowser’s Fury and Monster Hunter Rise standing out in particular. Then there is the small matter of Zelda’s 35th anniversay to look forward to where it is likely we will see some great releases akin to what Nintendo did with the 35th anniversary of Mario.