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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181128005283/en/

 

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Nintendo Switch set two new records from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday: It became the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period, surpassing even Wii system sales. Nintendo Switch also had its best-selling week ever in the United States. In fact, according to Adobe Analytics, Nintendo Switch was among the most-purchased items online on Thanksgiving Day and the overall top-selling video game product online for the Black Friday-Cyber Monday time period.

 

Strong demand resulted in shoppers buying more than $250 million in Nintendo products from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures, demonstrating that Nintendo has something for everyone this holiday season. That sales total accounts for video game systems like Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, retro systems like Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition and Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition, as well as all Nintendo-produced games and accessories. Total U.S. hardware sales for Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday increased 45 percent over the same period in 2017.

 

And that doesn’t even take into account that one of the most anticipated video game events of the year is still to come: the Dec. 7 launch of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game. As previously announced, the game has become not only the most pre-sold Nintendo Switch game of all time, but also the most pre-sold Super Smash Bros. game ever in the series.

 

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1 hour ago, crispy4000 said:

 

Explain.

 

 

Odyssey is the only must-have game that I can't experience on some other console.  I've played it a bit and it really is wonderful, but it's not wonderful enough to justify the purchase of a Switch.  The Mario Kart battle mode is almost another reason, but otherwise the same game is on the WiiU.  I don't need a Switch play Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors, Donkey Kong, and etc.  The upcoming new Smash doesn't entice me either.

 

Next year looks to be a solid year though.  Yoshi looks phenomenal.  And I'm curious what the hardware revision will be.  But right now, I have a PC, WiiU, and just got a PS4.  A Switch doesn't have a place for me yet, which is saying something since I've had every Nintendo console at or near launch.

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10 hours ago, cusideabelincoln said:

Odyssey is the only must-have game that I can't experience on some other console.  I've played it a bit and it really is wonderful, but it's not wonderful enough to justify the purchase of a Switch.  The Mario Kart battle mode is almost another reason, but otherwise the same game is on the WiiU.  I don't need a Switch play Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors, Donkey Kong, and etc.  The upcoming new Smash doesn't entice me either.

Next year looks to be a solid year though.  Yoshi looks phenomenal.  And I'm curious what the hardware revision will be.  But right now, I have a PC, WiiU, and just got a PS4.  A Switch doesn't have a place for me yet, which is saying something since I've had every Nintendo console at or near launch.


I was one of those hold outs that bought Zelda for Wii U.  Having owned a Switch for a while now (in addition to PC/PS4), that hasn't been my experience.

Xenoblade 2 and Mario & Rabbids did the heavy lifting for me.  I could have bought the Switch for those two games alone with how much I enjoyed them. Odyssey is good, but I love having console-grade RPGs and strat games on the go.  I sunk in far too many hours.

I've got Octopath Traveller and Mario Tennis Aces to play next.  Torna - the stand-alone X2 expansion - as well.  I've heard good things about Splatoon 2 (and its DLC) and want to get on that too eventually.
 

There's a fair chance that Yoshi won't end up as good as any of those.  I don't blame you for waiting for a revision, but if you do pick one up, don't ignore the current library.  There's some gems there.

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