The Nintendo Switch Has Been The Best Selling Console In The US For Almost Three Years Straight

According to a release via BusinessWire, Nintendo’s hybrid handheld juggernaut has been the best selling video game console in the US for almost the last three consecutive years.

This may come as a surprise to you, but it might not. Unless you’ve got bots, a friend who has bots, or are an absolute maniac – you probably don’t have an Xbox Series X or PS5. They’re just impossible to find. Y’know what’s not having any trouble flying off the shelves though? The entire Nintendo Switch family of consoles.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the U.S., the combined sales of Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model systems hit 1.13 million in the month of November, powering up Nintendo Switch as the best-selling video game console of that month. For the important holiday-shopping week of Thanksgiving, which includes Black Friday, Nintendo Switch was also the top-selling video game console, with nearly 550,000 systems sold. With November logged in the record books, Nintendo Switch has now been the top-selling video game console for 35 out of the last 36 months.

Nintendo Switch Is the Best-selling Video Game Console in November With More Than 1 Million Units Sold, BusinessWire

Nintendo is already primed to have a massive holiday as it is including the stats above, and this comes as no surprise considering the platform’s extensive library that is only getting better by the day. From the TGA-nominated Metroid Dread, to Mario Golf Super Rush, to a ton of third party ports making their way to the system on a monthly basis, the Switch is turning into a must-have console whether you’re already a console player or are otherwise exclusive to PC gaming.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The Switch is the best console I’ve ever bought with my own money, and it’s just the gift that keeps on giving. Nintendo may not know how to put together a competent online gaming service, or have any idea what esports are – but they know how to make games and sell consoles. That’s for sure.

Papa Dom

Co-founder, lead blogger, graphic designer, and manager of WGG's writing team - Dom has been writing about video games for over ten years. Dom's work has been featured on some of the world's biggest gaming news outlets - including Dexerto, GameInformer, and IGN.

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