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Nintendo Systems Claim Two-Thirds of Hardware Sales

by Matthew Jaques


Nintendo today announced that their hardware sales account for two-thirds of Septembers video game hardware sales.

In September, the Nintendo Switch was once again the top-selling current-gen console hardware in the United States, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the country. This was the Switch’s third consecutive month at No. 1, and it’s fifth time at the the top spot since launching back in March. The Nintendo Switch has already accumulated over 2 million units sold in the U.S. alone, and has yet to go through the sales boost associated with its first holiday shopping season.

The Nintendo Switch’s sales are just one part of the picture though – when combined with the Nintendo 3DS systems and the Super NES Classic Edition, the total market share comes to over two-thirds of all video game hardware sales in September, which is a great success for Nintendo.

On top of taking the lion’s share of hardware sales, Nintendo Switch games ranked well in the software charts throughout September too. 

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft at No. 7
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 10
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 11

The Switch looks set to continue shifting hardware and software at this rate too, with a line-up featuring Fire Emblem Warriors, Super Mario Odyssey, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 arriving between now and the end of November.

The 3DS family has also garnered some success too, with Metroid: Samus Returns (check out our review here) debuting at No. 8 in the software charts. The 3DS family also has some big name franchises coming out over the next two months, including Fire Emblem Warriors, which will arrive in October, with Mario Party: The Top 100 and both Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon arriving in November.

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