Nintendo enjoyed great success during 2017 thanks to Switch, and that did not change during December in the United States. Before the NPD Group publicly released its sales report for the month, Nintendo has shared some figures that show a positive image not only of Switch, but also of 3DS.
Switch was the best-selling game system in December in the US. UU with 1.5 million units sold during the reporting period of the NPD (which covered a total of five weeks). Current sales for the console now stand at 4.8 million in the United States alone; The Nintendo press release reiterated what it said recently about how this makes Switch the best selling system in its first 10 months.
As for 3DS, the combined sales of the "3DS family", which includes the 2DS, reached 750,000 during the December reporting period. That was an increase of 27% compared to December 2016, and marks the best-selling month of the system in the US. UU Since December 2014. Lifetime US sales for the 3DS family are now 21 million.
Nintendo also noted that combined sales for Switch, 3DS and SNES Classic Edition were 2.6 million in December, which means that the classic micro console sold approximately 350,000 units. All three accounted for more than 50% of total hardware sales during the month.
On the software side, Nintendo also highlighted the games of its platforms that broke the NPD sales lists. When looking at the game (which means that the different versions of multiplatform games are counted individually), Super Mario Odyssey was No. 3 during December, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was No. 4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was No. 9, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon were numbers 13 and 14, and Splatoon 2 was No. 16. Earlier this month, Nintendo discussed the high connection rates of some of its Switch titles in the first person, revealing that Super Mario Odyssey is the best selling seller of the system in the US UU
We will have more in the US sales UU during December once the NPD shares its full report. Meanwhile, you can read all about the amazing Nintendo Switch game based on cardboard, Nintendo Labo.