Nintendo reported this week that it experienced a record sales of Switch video game consoles during the Black Friday sales period in the United States.
"Strong demand resulted in buyers buying more than $ 250 million in Nintendo products from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday," the company reported, "according to Nintendo internal sales figures, indicating that Nintendo has something for everyone this holiday season."
This news is famous for several reasons. First, it only applies to the United States; Nintendo has not released new sales figures worldwide. And secondly, video makers don't offer famous Black Friday offers. That made the achievement of new Nintendo sales more attractive.
According to Nintendo, US consumers made Nintendo Switch's best-selling console in history for the five-day Black Friday sales period, exceeding the previous record set by the Wii. Likewise, last week was the best-selling week Switching in the United States; Thanksgiving is apparently a high point.
The $ 250 million refers to all Nintendo products, not only the Switch but also the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo Entertainment System: the NES Classic Edition and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: the retro Super NES Classic Edition console, and all the games and accessories produced by Nintendo. The total sales of US hardware for Thanksgiving via Cyber Monday increased 45 percent compared to the same period in 2017, Nintendo said.
Until now, Nintendo said it had sold more than 8.2 Switch consoles in the US, although it once again refused to provide new sales figures around the world. Turning hardware sales grew 115 percent compared to the same period in 2017, maybe only in the US. More than 1 million Nintendo game titles were sold during the five-day holiday period, up 78 percent from 2017.
The sale of the handheld 3DS family system has reached 22 million in the US, Nintendo said, with two games, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, each exceeding 2.2 million units.
And Nintendo retro consoles are also selling well: Super Nintendo Entertainment System: The Super NES Classic Edition system has sold more than 2.5 million units to date, while the Nintendo Entertainment System: the NES Classic Edition system has landed in more than 2 million units so far .
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