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
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.
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