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Nintendo catches $250m from the US between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

Total US hardware sales for the period jumped up 45 per cent over the same period in 2017

Nintendo catches $250m from the US between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

Nintendo saw over $250 million come in through player spending in the US thanks to five-day holiday from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.

According to the Japanese games developer and publisher, the sales total includes the Nintendo Switch, the 3DS family of systems, NES Classic Edition, Super NES Classic Edition alongside Nintendo-produced games and accessories.

The haul also represented an increase of 45 per cent for hardware sales in the US over the same period in 2017.

Switching the play

The Nintendo Switch saw hardware sales grow 115 per cent year-on-year and has now shifted more than 8.2 million units in lifetime sales.

The portable console also became the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for those five days and had its best-selling week ever in the US, according to Nintendo.

For November 22nd to 26th, sales of first-party games, including digital downloads, topped one million units, which beats 2017’s effort by 78 per cent.

The holiday also saw Gamefreak’s Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee reach a combined total of 1.5 million sales in the US since launching November 16th.

Super Mario Party, meanwhile, surpassed lifetime US sales of one million units on the Switch. As reported by the Japanese developer and publisher, the game has become the fastest-selling game in the Mario Party series and the fifth million-selling first-party Nintendo Switch game in the US.

Family fun

Elsewhere, the total installed base for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has hit 22 million, and the Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games crossed 2.2 million in lifetime combined sales.

Rounding off, The Super NES Classic Edition passed the 2.5 million mark in sales while the NES Classic Edition system surpassed lifetime sales of two million.


Staff Writer

Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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