Switch Was Among the Best-Selling Items on Black Friday - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 07 January 2020 / 4,070 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."
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