Nintendo Switch Breaks Huge US Sales Record

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Nintendo Switch has broken a huge sales record in the US. The Japanese publisher states its hybrid console has sold more units after 20 months in the region than any other current-gen system did after the same period.

Citing data from sales monitor NPD Group, Nintendo says it's sold "more than 8.7 million [Switch] units" in the US alone, as of the end of November 2018. The company also says it is "the overall top-selling US software publisher so far for 2018." These data do not include the sales figures of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is the fastest-selling Switch game to date--the fighting game has sold over 3 million units in the US already, according to Nintendo's own data.

Elsewhere in its press release, Nintendo offered an update into US sales of its other first-party titles. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold over 4 million units, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold more than 5 million. Super Mario Odyssey has reached the 4.7 million sales mark. Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu have sold 2 million units combined and Super Mario Party has sold 1.4 million copies so far.

Looking ahead, Nintendo has some big games coming out in 2019. The year kicks off with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in January, before other big titles such as Luigi's Mansion 3, Yoshi's Crafted World, and Pokemon for Switch come to the console later in the year. For more on the latter, check out everything we know about Pokemon for Switch.

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