Nintendo Switch outsells Competition in December


On the software front, six of the top 20 individual titles of December were Nintendo titles. Latest reports indicate, that in December, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in North America, surpassing PS4 and Xbox One. Altogether, this means Nintendo consoles accounted for over of half of all video game hardware sold during December 2017.

"The Nintendo 3DS family of systems also demonstrated continued strength, posting its best sales month since December 2014", reads the announcement. While this is to be expected for the Switch since it has a lot of hype behind it, this performance is still impressive because there weren't really any holiday deals on the Switch to stimulate sales. Nintendo has a Pikachu-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL coming stateside later this month.

The Nintendo Switch may be the company's most popular recent release over the past year, but don't count out the Nintendo 3DS system.

Nintendo Switch outsells Competition in December

We'll bring you the full December 2017 sales charts when the NPD releases their data.

The December 2017 figures also showed a 27% increase in 3DS sales year-over-year, resulting in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems selling 21 million units life-to-date in the United States alone. Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe were #3 and #4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #9, Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon at #13/#14 and Splatoon 2 at #16. It'll be interesting to see how the Switch performs now that we've moved beyond the holiday shopping season.

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