The Thanksgiving season, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday soon after, always makes for high sales numbers for many companies, and Nintendo seems to have had particularly good results this year. The company today announced that its Switch hybrid console broke two records during the five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.
For starters, the console had its best-selling week ever in the United States, pushing it past a total of 8.2 million units sold in its lifetime in that region. This also represented a 115% increase in sales over the same period in 2017.
Perhaps most notably, the Switch has dethroned the highly-popular Wii to become Nintendo's best-selling console ever in this five-day period, which is certainly good news for the platform. According to Adobe Analytics, the hybrid was also the most popular video game product online from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
This was likely helped by the recent release of the Pokémon Let's Go titles - which have sold over 1.5 million units in under two weeks - as well as the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which has broken its own set of records. The title has seen the highest number of pre-orders of any Switch game, as well as of any title in the Super Smash Bros. franchise.
The company's other hardware did fairly well during this period, too. The Nintendo 3DS pushed past 22 million units sold in its lifetime, while the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition surpassed sales of two million and 2.5 million units, respectively. In total, Nintendo says customers spent over $250 million on its products during these five days.