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Nintendo Switch officially the fastest-selling United States console of this generation

Nintendo Switch officially the fastest-selling United States console of this generation

Nintendo has been on a big PR push for the past few months, as the company strives to hit the Nintendo Switch sales goals it set for itself for the fiscal year, which ends March 2019.

"We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch", said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Prior to launch, Super Smash Bros.

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But that doesn't seem to have stopped sales, with The NPD Group reporting that, in the U.S., the Switch has been the fastest-selling console this generation over the last 21 months.

What isn't meaningless though is that Nintendo is also now the top-selling software publisher for the U.S. in 2018. The recently released Super Smash Bros.

In the US, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 million copies of Odyssey and over five million and four million units, respectively, for Mario Kart and Zelda. Ultimate is now the fastest selling Nintendo home console game of all time in the region.Thank you for making Super #SmashBrosUltimate the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe! In its first 21 months of availability, Nintendo has sold more than 8.7 million systems in the USA, outpacing all other current-gen systems through the same point in their life cycles. Ultimate has sold more than 3 million units in less than two weeks.

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NPD also confirm that Nintendo hardware sales are at their highest level since 2011, with eShop digital sales up 105% on a year ago.

According to vgchartz.com, worldwide sales of the Switch total just over 24 million in its 21-month life.

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