Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Switch wins April NPD (over 280k)

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REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States, the Nintendo Switch system was the best-selling video game hardware in the month of April with more than 280,000 units sold. This is the second month in a row that Nintendo Switch has led the pack in video game hardware sales, following a record-breaking launch in March. April sales of Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems (more than 68,000 units sold) combined to make up almost half of all hardware sales across all dedicated video game systems.

 

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game was the top-selling video game in April with more than 460,000 physical units sold. With digital sales added, the total is more than 550,000 units. Making this number more impressive is the fact that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launched on April 28, which only accounts for two days’ worth of sales in the reporting period, which cut off on April 29.

 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game for Nintendo Switch continued its legendary run, coming in as the third-highest-selling video game in April. The critically acclaimed open-air adventure will receive even more content with the upcoming launch of two DLC packs in the summer and holiday season of this year. The DLC is now available for pre-purchase via an Expansion Pass. 1-2-Switch and digital-only game Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! also saw strong sales in April.

 

Nintendo will look to continue this momentum into the summer with a series of great new games for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. The upcoming lineups for both systems include Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo 3DS, May 19), Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom (Nintendo Switch, May 26), ARMS (Nintendo Switch, June 16), Ever Oasis (Nintendo 3DS, June 23) and Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch, July 21). Nintendo 3DS games Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia both launch on July 28, the same day as New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo’s newest hand-held system.

 

*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.



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This puts Switch at about 1.2 million in the US in 2 months.

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Great to hear it, although it was almost a certainty this would happen. It would be terrible if a new Mario Kart game couldn't move enough hardware to win an NPD.

Also, are the worldwide numbers reaching the 3m already?

I WANT TO BELIEVE

Good, to bad there are not more stocks of Switch.



Darwinianevolution said:
Great to hear it, although it was almost a certainty this would happen. It would be terrible if a new Mario Kart game couldn't move enough hardware to win an NPD.

Also, are the worldwide numbers reaching the 3m already?

Should be Japan is near the million mark and when you think of the rest of the world. Should add million as well. 



 

Darwinianevolution said:
Great to hear it, although it was almost a certainty this would happen. It would be terrible if a new Mario Kart game couldn't move enough hardware to win an NPD.

Also, are the worldwide numbers reaching the 3m already?

If you look at this as shipment number, it already passed.As of March 31th, it was around 2.78 worldwide.With US alone, it already passed 3 millions worldwide.

Though if you add Japan, it would give an extra 200 k for April, so it must have already passed as sold-through too.



As per the trolls, the reason this is happening is because. Nintendo is controlling supply. By making Switch artificially scarce, the paradoxical outcome is that it sells more. Fake news!

Wow, that stock is much lower than I expected. I thought the US would at least see a healthier boost over Japan. I was thinking more in line with 350-400k. If the stock situation doesn't improve much over the next few months, expect those Switches to be hard to find for quite a while. 



zorg1000 said:

April sales of Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems (more than 68,000 units sold) combined to make up almost half of all hardware sales across all dedicated video game systems.

So almost 50 % market share for Nintendo this month? It's nice to see some competition. Would be nice to see how it'll stack up against the PS4 later this year ( you can add the Vita although I didn't think it would made much a difference )



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April seemed a sure bet so good job Nintendo.
But that drop is not good. Makes me wonder whether they will take May or not. Should, but less likely now I feel.