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Nintendo Switch dominated Black Friday with record-breaking sales

Nintendo Switch dominated Black Friday with record-breaking sales

Nintendo haven't released specific Thanksgiving weekend Switch sales numbers, but the system had it best-selling week ever, and has now sold 8.2 million units in North America. Nintendo expects 20 million units sold for the Switch for the current fiscal year, which ends in March 2019.

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During an interview at the GeekWire Summit in October, Reggie Fils-Aimé, president and COO of Redmond-based Nintendo of America, explained how the company learned from the Wii U in developing the concept for the Switch, which can be picked up and taken on the go.

To date, Nintendo says it has sold over 8.2 Switch consoles in the USA, though again it declined to provide a new worldwide sales figure.

Nintendo said Switch hardware sales were up 115 percent from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday compared to the same period a year ago.




Luke Tennie (L) and Benjamin Wadsworth test their skills on "Super Smash Bros". Ultimate in December, but would the Switch, still priced at $300, really be able to compete with $200 PS4 and Xbox One bundles?

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Nintendo's Switch was also ranked among the top five selling products during the five-day span according to Adobe.

I have rambled on at length about whether or not you should buy a Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch, but my personal experience is this: It's an awesome peripheral, and it costs too much money.

The Pokemon Let's Go! games have already been established as juggernauts in the game industry, selling over three million copies in a single week following their release. While you're here, we thought you might be tempted by this deal if you're a retro Nintendo fan.

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