Nintendo Makes Up 2/3 Of Hardware Sold In America For 2 Months In A Row
Nintendo has had another fantastic month of sales in the United States. For the month of October, 2017 the Switch was the number one selling video game system in America. The Super NES Classic Edition earned the second spot. When combined with the 3DS family of systems, Nintendo captured 2/3 of all video game hardware sold – for the second month in a row! In fact, the U.S. gaming industry achieved hardware sales of more than 1 million total units in October for the first time since 2011.
Also of note is that Super Mario Odyssey was the top-selling video game of the month, despite launching at the end of the month on October 27. Official NPD numbers show that it debuted at number three, but that number doesn’t include digital copies sold. We assume that once those are added back in that the game must earn the top spot. Nintendo’s full press release is below:
According to the NPD Group, which tracks U.S. video game sales, the Nintendo Switch system was the No. 1 video game hardware in October, followed by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system in the No. 2 spot. When combined with the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Nintendo systems accounted for two-thirds of all video game hardware sold in the United States for the second month in a row. The U.S. video game industry achieved hardware sales of more than 1 million total units in October for the first time since 2011.
The Super Mario Odyssey game for Nintendo Switch emerged as the top-selling video game of the month on the NPD sales chart, even though it launched at the end of the month on Oct. 27. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild games for Nintendo Switch finished as the No. 10 and No. 11 individual games for the month, respectively.
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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.