Nintendo Dominates September NPD Hardware Charts as Switch Passes 2 Million Sold in US
The NPD Group will soon release their sales data for September, and it seems Nintendo is once again sitting pretty atop the hardware charts. NPD haven’t dropped their full numbers yet, but Nintendo got the boasting started early with a press release highlighting their latest strong hardware numbers:
“In September, the Nintendo Switch system was once again the top-selling current-generation console hardware, according to the NPD Group. 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 hardware sales.”
Impressive! It would be interesting to know exactly how many SNES Classic Edition units Nintendo sold in September, but the company prefers to play it cagey with its retro consoles. As of June 30, Nintendo has sold 4.7 million Switch units worldwide, and has projected they’ll sell 10 million this fiscal year (which ends March 31, 2018). If these sales keep up, they should have no problem hitting (and surpassing) their target.
Nintendo’s September software sales weren’t quite as impressive, but they did have several exclusives in the top 20. These include Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at #7, Metroid: Samus Returns at #8, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #10, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #11. Nice to see Metroid make the list.
Full NPD numbers were supposed to come out today, but the have been delayed…
The NPD Group’s QC process highlighted a data issue within digital data for Sept 2017. As a result, data will not deliver today, Oct 19.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) October 19, 2017
Expect the final data within the next two business days.