Nintendo Switch is Now America's Fastest-Selling Gaming Console

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In an announcement made on Tuesday, Nintendo also said the Switch is the fastest selling console of the current generation.

Prior to launch, Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has nudged Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption II into second spot, which has been top dog for most weeks since its release.

Nintendo has sold 8.7 million Switch consoles since its launch 21 months ago, making it the fastest-selling video game systems in the USA during that time, according to data from the NPD Group.

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What isn't meaningless though is that Nintendo is also now the top-selling software publisher for the U.S. in 2018.

After just 11 days on the market, the latest game in Nintendo's popular fighting series, "Super Smash Bros". "We're looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond".

Since its 2017 launch, the console has sold over 8.7 million units, which is more than the other current gen consoles at the same point in their life cycles.

In addition to the above announcements, Nintendo also said its yearly hardware sales are at their highest since 2011. And, Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units.

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Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017.

Plenty of gamers are feeling the urge to catch 'em all too, since Pokemon Let's Go has sold 2 million copies - this figure includes both the Pikachu and Eevee versions - since its November 16 release.

For the second time in as many months, Nintendo's PR push focused on the USA only and didn't provide any updated global numbers.

These Switch sales numbers are specific to the United States.

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