Switch's Super Mario Party Set A New Franchise Sales Record In The US

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Even after more than a dozen releases, the Mario Party franchise remains incredibly popular. Nintendo has announced that the newest entry, Super Mario Party for Nintendo Switch, has already passed 1 million copies sold in the United States alone following its release on October 5. That makes it the fastest-selling entry in the history of the Mario Party franchise.

What's more, Super Mario Party becomes the fifth first-party Switch game to sell more than 1 million units in the US alone; it joins The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Splatoon 2.

This news was disclosed as part of Nintendo of America's wider announcement that the Switch had a great Black Friday. Over the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, the Switch became the best-selling Nintendo console ever for that five-day period, even eclipsing sales of the Wii over any of its Thanksgiving-Cyber Monday periods.

Nintendo products generated more than $250 million in revenue over the five-day period this year, Nintendo said, and the company sold more than 1 million first-party games (including downloads) over that period. You can read more about Nintendo's Black Friday performance here.

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, Nintendo still has one more major release coming up. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will launch for Switch on December 7, and it is expected to be a big hit.

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