Nintendo Consoles Take 1st And 2nd Place In October US Hardware Sales

Nintendo Consoles Take 1st And 2nd Place In October US Hardware Sales

Things just keep getting better and better for Nintendo and once again the big N is top dog in the console market.

In a PR from Nintendo, Nintendo was happy to announce that the Nintendo Switch and the SNES Classic took the first and second place respectively in October. The results come from a sales study by NPD group which tracks US video game sales.

In terms of games sales, Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey also came up top in October despite being launched at the tail end on 27 October 2017.

Overall, congrats to Nintendo and keep up the excellent work!

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 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.