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Nintendo Switch Sold 735,926 Units in the US in October, 2nd Best October Ever

Nintendo Switch Sold 735,926 Units in the US in October, 2nd Best October Ever - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 November 2020 / 1,501 Views

Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch sales grew 136 percent year-on-year in the US in October and sold 735,926 units. This is the second-highest October sales in video game history, according to NPD. The record is set by the Wii with 807,000 units sold in October 2008. 

The Nintendo Switch has set a new record with 23 consecutive months as the best-selling video game console in the US, which is the most ever since NPD started tracking sales numbers.

The Switch has now sold over 22.5 million units in the US, according to NPD. It has also sold-in more than 63 million units worldwide, according to internal Nintendo data.

Nintendo Switch Sold 735,926 Units in the US in October, 2nd Best October Ever

"Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite continue to provide one-of-a-kind gaming experiences on the TV or on the go, allowing holiday shoppers the choice of a video game system that matches their lifestyle," said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser.

"Seeing encouraging sales growth like this in the fourth October of Nintendo Switch proves to us that the system has many more years and great games yet to come."

Nintendo for Black Friday this year will sell a Switch bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership for $299.99.

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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kirby007 (on 12 November 2020)

eh i mean the switch is a fad

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trunkswd kirby007 (on 12 November 2020)

That cliff is coming...any day now.

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heavenmercenary01 kirby007 (on 13 November 2020)

Yeah especially with the next gen coming... Beware Switch, beware .

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eddy7eddy (on 13 November 2020)

-Covid + Quarantine:
Do you really believe Switch will slow down?

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