Published: Thu, December 20, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Nintendo Switch officially the fastest-selling United States console of this generation

Nintendo Switch officially the fastest-selling United States console of this generation

Nintendo UK also shares that Smash Ultimate is the "fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe". Ultimate is now the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series in the U.S.as well. The game is also the fastest selling title in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. "Nintendo Switch owners have a lot to look forward to in 2019, including new games in the Animal Crossing and Pokémon series, Yoshi's Crafted World, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and more". The little hybrid console also outsold one of its predecessors, the Nintendo Wii, within the same timeframe, and this doesn't even take into account sales in Japan for all three consoles.

Just over a week ago, Super Smash Bros. With 74 characters to choose from, who are you maining? Nintendo said that since the system's launch in March 2017 to November 2018, Nintendo sold more than 8.7 million units.


Plenty of gamers are feeling the urge to catch 'em all too, since Pokemon Let's Go has sold 2 million copies - this figure includes both the Pikachu and Eevee versions - since its November 16 release.

Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017. The game also sold 3 million units in just 11 days in the U.S., according to gamesindustry.biz. Ultimate has sold more than 3 million units in less than two weeks. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch isn't just the biggest crossover in gaming history - it's the fastest-selling game ever released for a Nintendo home console in Europe*, surpassing the launch sales of titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, all of which have shipped over 10 million copies to date. Along with strong sales at retail, Super Smash Bros.


Sales of the Switch aren't the only thing Nintendo is celebrating.

Nintendo isn't quite at the top of the current-gen hardware pile yet (Sony's head start has allowed them to reach almost 90 million PS4s sold, close to the Wii's lifetime of 101.6 million), but they're getting there quickly.


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