December 2017 US NPD Group Results

Isaac Cain
January 19, 2018

The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to a new milestone of more than 21 million sold in the U.S. According to Nintendo, the dual-screened handheld sold 750,000 units in the USA in December, which represented a 27 percent jump compared to 2016.

According to Nintendo, citing NPD Group sales estimates, the company sold more than 750,000 2DS and 3DS systems in the United States during the month of December.

As previously reported, the Nintendo Switch was the top selling gaming platform for the all important holiday month of December 2017.

While most of the attention Nintendo gets these days involves the Switch (and that system's recently revealed DIY cardboard toy controllers), the Nintendo 3DS platform is still killing it. Nintendo announced today that the 3DS family of systems just had its best month of sales since December 2014.

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On the software front, six of the top 20 individual titles of December were Nintendo titles.

The December 2017 figures also showed a 27% increase in 3DS sales year-over-year, resulting in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems selling 21 million units life-to-date in the U.S. alone. Since its launch 10 months ago, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units, making it the fastest-selling home console in US history.

There were also around 350,000 Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition systems sold in December, with Nintendo accounting for more than half of all hardware sales in the month.

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