The numbers are in and to say that the Nintendo Switch had a fantastic 2018 is a massive understatement. Given the way, the Wii U failed to catch on the folks at Nintendo have to be doing backflips over this.
It has recently been revealed that the Nintendo Switch was the bestselling video game console of 2018 in the USA. It was thought that it would once again be the PlayStation 4 that was the number one selling console. However, thanks to a huge surge in sales for the holidays, the Nintendo Switch actually sold more units and made more money than the PlayStation 4.
Nintendo was very smart this holiday season. The had a new Pokémon game and of course, the monster that is Super Smash Bros Ultimate and this seemed to be enough to get those who had still not purchased a Switch to jump on board. I would be very interested to know the exact numbers for now many of these sales in December were for the Smash Bros and the Pokémon version of the Switch console.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate was the biggest selling game of December which is more good news for Nintendo. So far we know that Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have all sold over 10 million units each. That number is extra impressive when you take into account that there was not one game on the Wii U that sold over 10 million copies.
It is going to be very interesting to see what Nintendo brings in 2019. They have a ton more Switch owners on their hands now and they need to make sure there is still a steady supply of software this year.