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April 2017 NPD: April 2nd to April 29h (4 weeks)



PS4 - 213k
XB1 - 127k
Switch - 280k

NES Classic > 213k

3DS Family - 68k

Switch + 3DS = almost half of all hardware sales (all hardware combined somewhere above 696k)



Top 10 April 2017 (based on revenue):

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe* - 460k
  2. Persona 5* (five times better than P4)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. MLB 17: The Show
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands** (best-selling game of 2017 in revenue)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V***
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda**
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch**
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  12. Horizon Zero Dawn
  13. Lego City Undercover
  14. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  15. Lego Worlds
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege**
  17. Battlefield 1**
  18. For Honor** (second best-selling game of 2017 in revenue)
  19. Nier: Automata
  20. Minecraft

*Does not include digital sales
**, uPlay, and Origin sales not includes
***No non-Steam PC sales included

As of this month, Sony and Microsoft's digital sale numbers are included in the charts


This month:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe #1 - 550k (460k retail; 90k digital)


Best selling games of 2017 through April:

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. For Honor
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn
  5. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  6. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  10. MLB 17: The Show


Xbox One:

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  2. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5
  4. Overwatch
  5. Forza Horizon 3
  6. NBA 2K17
  7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  8. Lego Worlds
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. For Honor

Playstation 4:

  1. Persona 5*
  2. MLB 17: The Show
  3. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  10. Overatch

Nintendo Switch (no digital sales):

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Lego City Undercover
  4. 1-2 Switch
  5. Puyo Puyo Tetris
  6. Super Bomberman R
  7. The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+
  8. Just Dance 2017
  9. Skylanders Imgainators

3DS and PSV:

  1. Mario Sports Superstars
  2. Pokemon Sun
  3. Pokemon Moon
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World
  6. Super Smash Bros.
  7. Mario Kart 7
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  9. Super Mario 3D Land
  10. New Super Mario Bros. 2


  PR comments:


"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."



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