Nintendo Switch Reigns on Black Friday 2021 In The United States And Breaks Records


Nintendo Switch: The hybrid console sweeps and thus completes 35 of the last 36 months as the sales leader in North America. Nintendo Switch, at its best. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console last November 2021 in the United States. The month of Black Friday has had the hybrid platform as the main winner, which with more than 1.13 million consoles sold during said month has become the great winner of Black Friday for another year; thus completing a total of 35 of the last 36 months as the most successful video game console on the North American scene.

Nintendo Switch sells more than 550,000 units on Black Friday alone

There was only one month that the Nintendo Switch did not end as the top-selling platform in America, September 2021, when the PlayStation 5 managed to break 33 consecutive months of dominance of the Joy-Con machine. November is the key month of the season – the period with the highest shipments of the year – for dates as marked as Thanksgiving, Black Friday and some flagship premieres of the big publishers. During the week of Black Friday alone, the Nintendo Switch managed to sell more than 550,000 units.

“With an extensive library of games and three options to choose from between the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED, the Nintendo Switch family of consoles offers something for everyone this holiday season,” said the president of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser, on the occasion of the news. “As we move into 2022 and into the sixth year of Nintendo Switch, the console continues to be in strong demand. We hope that even more people will add Nintendo Switch to their homes, “he says.

Lack of stock precipitates a bad November overall

With these data, Nintendo Switch has sold only in November as many units as PS5 and Xbox Series together in the United States. Not surprisingly, it is a bad month of November. The semiconductor crisis and the collapse in the distribution chains are severely affecting distribution, resulting in a lack of supply and demand well above supply. In short, it has been a discreet month of November at the sales level, below the year 2014 (the first full year of the previous generation of consoles.

The months of October and November have been marked by the arrival of the Nintendo Switch OLED – currently practically out of stock -, Metroid Dread and, above all, Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl, which have pushed the commercial momentum of the console to figures practically without precedents. The Sinnoh remakes have sold over 6 million units worldwide in their first week alone.