The company revealed that in October, Nintendo Switch sales in the United States exceeded 735,000 units. The numbers shared by NPD include the Nintendo Switch launched in 2017 and the Nintendo Switch Lite launched last year. Nintendo also pointed out that October 2020 sales were the second highest October sales of video game consoles in history, second only to the Wii system, which sold 807,000 units in October 2008. This is the strongest sales volume of Nintendo Switch so far.
NPD shared the sales figures of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite in October, showing that the total sales of these two game consoles in the United States were 735,926 units, an increase of 136% compared to October 2019. Nintendo said this is the second highest game. The Wii system maintains the October sales record of any video game console in history. The record was 807,000 units sold in October 2008.
Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling game console of all game consoles for 23 consecutive months, which is the longest winning streak since NPD started tracking sales figures. According to NPD, sales of Nintendo Switch in the United States alone exceed 22.5 million units. According to Nintendo’s internal data, 63 million units of the game console have been sold worldwide.
In addition, Nintendo also announced that on Black Friday, customers who purchase Nintendo Switch will receive a download code for the digital version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as a three-month Nintendo Switch Online individual membership. The bundle will be available in the US on November 22, starting at $299.99 (approximately Rs 22,400).
Recently, as the COVID-19 pandemic has stimulated consumer spending on home games, Nintendo has increased its Switch sales forecast to 240 million units in March 2021. The company reported that operating profit from April to September was 291.4 billion yen (approximately Rs 20,800 crore), three times the profit in the same period last year.
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