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Switch Was Among the Best-Selling Items on Black Friday

Switch Was Among the Best-Selling Items on Black Friday - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 January 2020 / 4,106 Views

The Nintendo Switch was among the best-selling items on  Black Friday, according to a report from CNN Business. Analysts say the age of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have helped Nintendo sell more units of the Switch. 

Nintendo offered the same deal as it did last year: A $299 Switch with a free download code of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That saves customers $60. Also available this year is the $199 Switch Lite.

Analysts at Wedbush Securities said the deal was attractive to customers because it was "likely a reflection of the competition feeling a bit long-in-the-tooth." Microsoft and Sony plan to release their next generation consoles in Holiday 2020. 

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter recently said he expects the Switch to easily get to 100 million units lifetime. 

"The Switch can sell 20 million units annually for the next three years," said Pachter. "So it should easily get to 100 million."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Jranation (on 02 December 2019)

I remember when people said that it will be hard for the Switch to compete against PS4 and Xone....... 3 years later it is still not about power. It is still about the games.

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Immersiveunreality Jranation (on 02 December 2019)

Ninty has the needed wellknown IP's and quality output.

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Bandorr Jranation (on 02 December 2019)

Actually reading the article seems to suggest it is about... age.
"Analysts say the age of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have helped Nintendo sell more units of the Switch. "
"likely a reflection of the competition feeling a bit long-in-the-tooth"

Six year old consoles with new ones coming out in a year. Now seems the worst time to buy. Wait a year and you either get a new console or a much much cheaper older console.

Of course a $200 switch doesn't hurt.

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bartkuz Jranation (on 03 December 2019)

Considering it's a handheld, it is very powerful.

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z101 (on 03 December 2019)

The most impressive part about Switch sales is not that it sells more as PS4/XOne now, but that it sells more even compared to PS4/XOne best years.

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StriderKiwi (on 02 December 2019)

Makes sense. Switch is in a good state right now, and PS4 and Xbox One are old. What will be more interesting will be seeing how it handles the PS5 and Xbox Two.

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JRPGfan StriderKiwi (on 03 December 2019)

it wont..... like 90%+ of the PS5/XB2 multiplats simply wont appear on the switch.

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z101 StriderKiwi (on 03 December 2019)

There will be cross gen titles for the first two years or even longer if the rumored high price of PS5/X2 is true, and the Switch can probably handle that well.

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VAMatt (on 02 December 2019)

It's obviously great for Switch. But, it's not really newsworthy. There was a 100% chance that a super popular video game system was going to be in the best-selling items on BF. That happens every year.

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PAOerfulone (on 02 December 2019)

Welp, Switch is doomed!

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aiwass (on 02 December 2019)

Huh, Pachter thinks it'll hit 100 million, which means it probably won't because he's always wrong.

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HoangNhatAnh aiwass (on 02 December 2019)

@aiwass: he's always wrong which mean it will hit 200 mil instead 100 mil only

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