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    Nintendo managed to set two new sales milestones in the United States during the period of November 22nd through November 26th. During those five days, the Nintendo Switch became the fastest selling Nintendo system ever, surpassing the previous record holder--the Nintendo Wii--and also reached a record sales week in North America. Not only that, but Adobe Analytics reported the Nintendo Switch as one of the most-purchased items, and the highest selling video game related product during that window. From Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, consumers purchased over $250 million dollars worth of Nintendo games and consoles, including 3DS, Switch, and SNES Classic items in that figure.

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  3. ninjistix

    ninjistix GBAtemp Regular
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    so many new games, so many banned consoles, this isn't surprising xD
     
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  4. D34DL1N3R

    D34DL1N3R Nephilim
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    And because everyone already has a PS4 or XB1.
     
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  5. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    Or a PC. None of these systems does what Switch does though, so it's kind of a moot point. Going with a hybrid is the smartest move Nintendo could've made after Wii U, because it becomes almost a must-buy as a companion device even if you already own other gaming systems. At the same time, nobody's going to buy an XB1 if they already have a PS4 or vice versa, the incentive isn't there without the portable aspect.
     
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  6. Frankbel

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    I am not sure whether Switch deserves such sales numbers as a home console.
    On the other hand, Nintendo portable gaming is now on Switch, so these sales are kind of combined ones.
     
  7. Beerus

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    ayyyy i was one of those guys who got a switch during 22-26 eskeeeetit feels good to be apart of stats
     
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  8. thorasgar

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    Not a one but I have three Switches.

    Oh, and all those dismal sales numbers, especially the games, clearly indicate piracy has killed the Switch. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ummm i have 2 switches, 0 ps4 and 0 xb1
     
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    I got two Switches that I use regularly and one PS4 Pro I hardly play any games on. I even thought about selling the latter, because it doesn't really appeal to me.
     
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    comput3rus3r GBAtemp Psycho!
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    I've always been primarily a pc gamer. Never owned a playstation or xbox. But ive had every nintendo console including the portables. nes,snes,gamecube, wii, wiiu,ds x 2, dsixl, n3dsxl x 2, switch x 2. also atari 2600,7200, sega master system, genesis, saturn and dreamcast.
     
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    Nice stats. I admit I seriously considered buying a switch lately. I don't have the money for it, but that I really wanted to says something.
     
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    Nice
    and it keeps getting better and better :D
     
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    I have 1 Nintendo Switch, 1 PS4, 1 SNES CLASSIC (PAL), and 1 NES CLASSIC (PAL). :)
     
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    Beating out the Wii is super impressive. Everyone and their grandma has a Wii, would be awesome if the Switch could pull off the same thing.
     
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    black friday deals, and pokemon go players will make up a large portion of those numbers.
     
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    I grabbed one for my grandson, and a SNES mini and a few other things on black Friday... I probably will get a PS4 at some point since 199.99 with Spiderman sounds like a great deal to me.
     
  18. Dominator211

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    lets see if we can pass the Xbox in sales.
     
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    If that were the case, then PS4 and XBOX sales would be equal to Switch sales... which is not true.
     
  20. x65943

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    That's about 1/15 American households

    Huge numbers
     
  21. kkcheong

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    Why would it be equal if nobody buying it? Sometimes I find people posting in this forum lack of common sense and lack of English comprehension.
     
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