The Nintendo Switch had its best US sales week ever thanks to Black Friday

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Black Friday was a bright spot for Nintendo this year. Today, the company announced that the Thanksgiving holiday week was its biggest sales week ever for the Nintendo Switch in the US. According to Nintendo, between November 24th and 30th, the company sold 830,000 units combined of both the original Switch and the recently launched Switch Lite. Sales were bolstered not only by the new hardware and games like Pokémon Sword and Shield (which have sold 3 million copies in the Americas since launch), but also Black Friday deals, which included a Switch console bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

All together, the Switch has sold 17.5 million units in the US alone. Back in October, Nintendo revealed that the device had sold more than 41…

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