NoA PR - Nintendo Systems Claim Two-Thirds of September Video Game Hardware Sales

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In September, the Nintendo Switch system was once again the top-selling current-generation console hardware, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. This marks the third straight month that Nintendo Switch has been No. 1, and the fifth time overall in the seven months since its launch. Nintendo Switch has already surpassed 2 million units sold in the U.S. alone, and has yet to go through its first holiday shopping season.

When combined with the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the plug-and-play Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo systems claimed two-thirds of the month’s total video game hardware sales.

Nintendo Switch games again occupied multiple spots in the list of best-selling individual games of the month, including Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft at No. 7, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 10 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 11. Also, the Metroid: Samus Returns game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems debuted at No. 8.

Nintendo Switch aims to continue its momentum into the holidays, with the launches of Fire Emblem Warriors on Oct. 20, Super Mario Odyssey on Oct. 27, DOOM and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Game Studios on Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, respectively, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Dec. 1. Additionally, Nintendo 3DS will see the arrival of Fire Emblem Warriors on Oct. 20, Mario Party: The Top 100 on Nov. 10, and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon on Nov. 17.


Its great to see Metroid: Samus Returns on the list! Since last month had Fifa and Destiny 2, Metroid being #8 could still be a big number for it (like around 200k). We know that Rabbids was the "best selling third party game" on the Switch, so Metroid must have done good as well.

This will probably be the new normal at least until a PS5 or a Sony Switch Copycat comes out. The top 6 selling games are still non-Switch, but there's no compelling reason to buy new "game hardware" from other companies. Especially when those games are usually PC dual releases.

I'm thinking of getting a machine to play Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, and it's hard to justify going for a PS4 instead of a PC.

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Nintendo has an absolutely fantastic holiday lineup this year, possibly one of their best ever. Definitely makes up for a lackluster showing last year. Really eager to see how well they end up doing when it's all said and done.

This can be their biggest holliday ever if they play their cards right. Interesting for sure.

The first year of Switch is insane and awesome. Nintendo under Iwata and Kimishima have done excellent with this hardware launch.

they could put the mini snes in the software category but still it's just the way it is since the switch launch. Really didn't think it would be so



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