Nintendo Dominates September Video Game Hardware Sales According to NPD

Nintendo has put out a press release this morning that the Switch continues to dominate video game hardware sales through September.

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.

video game hardware salesIn 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. (Photo: Business Wire)

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.

The fact that Nintendo has accounted for two-thirds of all hardware sales in the month of September, and that the Switch has finished number one five months out of seven since its launch is phenomenal. The fact that Nintendo has both the Nintendo Switch and the SNES Classic this holiday season, along with a new Mario game, shows that the best is yet to come.

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August 2016 NPD Software Numbers

The August 2016 NPD software numbers have been released, showcasing the top 10 selling games of the month. Among them there weren’t too many surprises, with the new Madden taking the top spot, followed by No Man’s Sky and Deus Ex. Destiny The Taken King filled out the list, most likely in anticipation of the release of Rise of Iron, which releases on September 20 of this month. The rest of the the August 2016 NPD software numbers are as follows.

1. Madden NFL 17
2. No Man’s Sky
3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
4. Grand Theft Auto V
5. Overwatch
6. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
8. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9. Minecraft
10. Destiny: The Taken King

While Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens was bound to do well, hopefully they release a remastered set of all the Lego Star Wars titles, as Star Wars is very much “in” right now.