Switch sold 1.5 million units in December 2017, 3DS sold 750000

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But with all the praise lavished upon the Switch, the Nintendo 3DS has done pretty well for itself, too.

Nintendo has released Switch sales figures for the month of December ahead of tonight's NPD report.

The Nintendo Switch was the best seller in December for both hardware units and hardware spend, but the PS4 is still at the top of both categories for the full year 2017. Call of Duty WWII leads both December and the full year. The Switch sold 4.8 million units in 2017, which is the best first year for a console in USA history.

But what is particularly interesting about December's hardware numbers is that the 3DS saw a notable bump in sales over the holiday season.

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This NPD report lines up with Nintendo's internal sales figures that pegged the Switch as the fastest-selling home console in USA history earlier this month.

Various Switch titles also finished high on the chart of most sold. It is setting new sales record for Nintendo which should prove to be good news for them after the lackluster sale of the Nintendo Wii U.

Perhaps more impressive (or, at least more surprising) than the Switch sales, was the continued success of the humble 3DS. Switch has also received a much stronger third party support and has plenty of first party games slated to release this year with the recent mini Nintendo Direct confirming release window for some of the Spring 2018 games. Additionally, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon for Nintendo 3DS finished No. 13 and No. 14, respectively.

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