Switch tops United States sales, 3DS posts best sales month since December 2014

Sam Byford  The Verge

Total figures for Switch now sit at more than 4.8 million; not too shabby considering it only launched 10 months ago.

Nintendo consoles continue to fly off the shelves.

According to Nintendo, citing NPD Group sales estimates, the company sold more than 750,000 2DS and 3DS systems in the United States during the month of December.

Nintendo's current lineup of 3DS hardware includes the $199.99 New Nintendo 3DS XL, the $149.99 New Nintendo 2DS XL and a pair of Nintendo 2DS bundles that cost $79.99 and come with a pre-installed game.

Over the holiday season, shoppers purchased 1.5M Nintendo Switch systems during the five-week reporting period of December. The Nintendo 3DS system posted its best sales month since December 2014, climbing the ranks despite the popularity of the Nintendo Switch.

The December 2017 figures also showed a 27% increase in 3DS sales year-over-year, resulting in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems selling 21 million units life-to-date in the United States alone. The Switch has also gone on to become the fastest-selling console in USA history. Collectively, the 3DS has sold more than 21 million units in the U.S. to date.

Various Switch titles also finished high on the chart of most sold.

Additionally, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon for Nintendo 3DS finished in 13th and 14th place, respectively.

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