July NPD: Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4 and Xbox One and Nintendo Best-Selling Software Publisher

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U.S. sales results for the month of July have been released by the NPD, and the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform for that month, thereby outselling both the PS4 and Xbox One.

Games sales for July were up by 19% year-over-year, while hardware sales were up 29%, and according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, “performance of the Nintendo Switch continues to be the primary cause of the year-on-year gains.”

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The Switch’s hardware sales were driven by new inventory released in support of the release of Splatoon 2, which became the best-selling game for the Month of July. Another interesting feat is that “three of the month’s top seven best-selling games are published by Nintendo”, and Nintendo also was “the best-selling software publisher in July.” Down below you’ll find the top 20 of best-selling games for July in the U.S. according to the NPD:

  1. Splatoon 2*
  2. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  6. Injustice 2
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Overwatch**
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. NBA 2K17
  11. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  13. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  14. Minecraft
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. MLB 17: The Show
  17. ARMS*
  18. Battlefield 1
  19. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  20. Tekken 7

Nintendo released its new Switch platform back in March of this year, and the hybrid platform has been selling-out at retailers instantly ever since.

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