According to video games sales tracker NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the month of April in the United States with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the top-selling software.
Following the record-breaking launch in March with 906,000 units sold in its launch month, the Nintendo Switch led the pack in video game hardware sales in the United States with 280,000 units sold. Combined with the 68,000 units sold from the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the two combined to make up almost half of all hardware sales across all dedicated video game systems.
As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the hit title sold more than 460,000 physical units and a total of over 550,000 units when combined with digital sales, which is very telling considering that the game released on April 28, meaning only two days worth of sales went accounted for the month.
Furthermore, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was the top-seller for the console’s debuting month, was the third-highest-selling video game in April. 1-2-Switch and Snipperclips: Cut it Out, together! also saw strong sales through the month of April in the United States.
Nintendo says they’re looking to continue this momentum into the summer with a series of new releases on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS with titles such as Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo 3DS, May 19), Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Nintendo Switch, May 26), ARMS (Nintendo June 16), Ever Oasis (Nintendo 3DS, June 23), and Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch, July 21). Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia also both launch on July 28, on the same day as the release of the 3DS’ newest family member, New Nintendo 2DS XL.