November 2021 NPD: Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console of the month

Nintendo Switch Oled Model
Nintendo Switch Oled Model (Image credit: Nintendo)

What you need to know

  • The Nov. 2021 NPD results are now available.
  • According to the NPD group, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of Nov. 2021 in units and dollar sales.
  • Additionally, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl was the third best-selling game of the month.

Every month, the NPD group shares data on various gaming industry publishers, as well as console and software sales in the U.S. According to the Nov. 2021 NPD chart, as shared by analyst Mat Piscatella, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console for Nov. 2021, in both dollars and units. This means the Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling console in units for 35 of the last 36 months.

According to BusinessWire, the combined sales of every Nintendo Switch model, including the Nintendo Switch OLED which launched in Oct. 2021, reached 1.13 million units sold.

"With a wide-ranging library of games and three options to choose from between Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, the Nintendo Switch family of systems offers something for everyone this holiday season," said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. "As we head into 2022 and the sixth year of Nintendo Switch, the system continues to see strong demand. We look forward to even more people adding Nintendo Switch to their households!"

November 2021 NPD: Here are the top 20 games sold in the U.S.

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Battlefield 2042
  3. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl*
  4. Forza Horizon 5
  5. Madden NFL 22
  6. Mario Party Superstars*
  7. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. FIFA 22
  9. Far Cry 6
  10. NBA 2K22*
  11. Just Dance 2022
  12. Mario Kart 8*
  13. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  14. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  15. Back 4 Blood
  16. Shin Megamai Tensei V
  17. Minecraft
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  20. Ghost of Tsushima
  • *Digital sales not included
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