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Nintendo Tops NPD Sales For April 2017

Nintendo had a very good April when it comes to selling hardware and software. The Nintendo Switch took the top spot for the month with over 280,000 systems sold. It also captured the second place spot with its NES Classic Edition! Plus, it had the best selling gamepad of the month with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

On the software side, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best selling game of April, which is impressive since it only had two days in the reporting period. Keep in mind that Nintendo doesn’t share its digital sales data with the NPD, so those aren’t included in the ranking either. Zelda is also continuing to sell nicely. The Top 9 selling Nintendo Switch games for last month were:


  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Lego City Undercover
  4. 1-2 Switch
  5. Puyo Puyo Tetris
  6. Super Bomberman R
  7. The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+
  8. Just Dance 2017
  9. Skylanders Imaginators


For the multiplatform holders out there, here is the Top 20 selling games (by revenue) for April, 2017:


  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  2. Persona 5*
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. MLB 17: The Show
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch**
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  12. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  13. Lego City Undercover
  14. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  15. Lego Worlds
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Battlefield 1
  18. For Honor
  19. Nier: Automata
  20. Minecraft

*Does not include digital sales
**Blizzard launcher sales not included


[Source: Venture Beat]


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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