While the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X game systems make headlines for in-store shortages and supply issues, the Nintendo Switch has quietly dominated sales.
New data from The NPD Group found the Japanese-based Switch console was the best-selling device in November, with combined sales of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch — OLED Model systems topping 1.13 million units.
For the holiday-shopping week of Thanksgiving, which includes Black Friday, Switch was also the top-selling console, with nearly 550,000 systems sold. Switch has now been the top-selling console for 35 out of the last 36 months, according to NPD.
“As we head into 2022, and the sixth year of Nintendo Switch, the system continues to see strong demand,” Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America, said in a statement.
Last month on the fiscal call, Nintendo executives said the Switch was in the ‘middle phase’ of its lifecycle, which promptly ignited scuttlebutt about a possible Switch 2 device on the distant horizon. Nintendo has made no official comment about a second-edition Switch.
In July, Nintendo bowed the Switch OLED console featuring a brighter and more-colorful screen.