February 28, 2021

Switch Becomes The Best-Selling Console For 24 Consecutive Months Despite PS5, Xbox Series Launches (US)


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Nintendo has announced that the Switch outsold its rivals to be the best-selling console of November 2020 in the US. The achievement means that the system has now held that best-selling console honour for 24 months in a row.

Figures provided by the NPD Group show that combined sales of the Switch and Switch Lite systems hit over 1.35 million throughout November, with Thanksgiving and Black Friday no doubt giving the console a decent boost. The Switch has now sold 6.92 million units in the US so far this year, a total which has already bettered the entirety of 2019.

The result also means that the Switch has managed to outsell both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles in their first month on sale. It’s worth noting, however, that retailers all over the country very quickly sold out of stock for the new systems, so it may have been a different story if more units had been available.

Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, explains that the company ‘continues to see unprecedented demand’ for the Switch:

“Nintendo Switch offers a unique proposition for shoppers this holiday season with the ability to play on the TV or portably in handheld mode. We continue to see unprecedented demand for Nintendo Switch, and we are pleased that people of all ages and gaming skill levels will be experiencing Nintendo Switch this holiday and beyond.”


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