Nintendo Switch is the Top-Selling Console in November with More Than 148,000 Units Sold

Nintendo Switch is Now the Best-Selling Video Game Console in Canada for 25 Consecutive Months

VANCOUVER, BC. -- According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales, the combined sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems hit over 148,000 units in Canada in the month of November. With these strong sales numbers, Nintendo Switch achieved another milestone as the best-selling video game console in Canada for a record-breaking 25 consecutive months.

Helping to fuel those results was a Black Friday bundle that included a Nintendo Switch system with a download code for the digital version of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game, along with a three-month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership that lets friends and families play compatible games together online, all in one package.

In 2020, Nintendo Switch has already sold 790,000 units in Canada alone, surpassing in 11 months the total number of systems sold in all of 2019 by over 162,000 units.

“We are pleased that fans of all ages throughout Canada are playing Nintendo Switch and enjoying the versatility of the system,” said Dominic Gross, General Manager, Nintendo of Canada. “Whether it is playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe together or connecting online with friends and family to share island creations in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, Nintendo Switch offers something for everyone and we hope it creates many happy memories this holiday season and beyond”.

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems are available at retailers nationwide. This includes the flagship Nintendo Switch system, the Walmart-exclusive Nintendo Switch system with carrying case and 12-month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership, as well as the Nintendo Switch – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition system, and all colour options of the Nintendo Switch Lite system. For further details, please check with retailers.

Recent game releases on Nintendo Switch include Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Just Dance 2021, KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Additionally, Nintendo Switch is home to a wide variety of games for all types of players, like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Fortnite, Hades, Minecraft Dungeons, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit

Julie Pieterse Craft Public Relations
Laura Burrett Craft Public Relations
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