Nintendo has announced via press release that their newest console, the Nintendo Switch, was the United States' best selling system in the month of April, with more than 280,000 units sold.
Reporting these numbers from NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the U.S., this is the second month in a row that Nintendo has earned itself the top spot in terms of hardware sales. In regards to software numbers, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the top-selling video game in April in the US with more than 460,000 physical units sold. Combining this number with digital sales, the total is more than 550,000 units for the month.
It's important to note that the game launched on April 28th, meaning it only had two days’ worth of sales in the reporting period, which cuts off on April 29th.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the third highest selling game of the month, and Nintendo points out that both 1-2-Switch and digital-only game Snipperclips — Cut it Out, Together! also saw strong sales for April.
Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures and all numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.
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