March 2017 NPD: top 20 best-selling games in the U.S. - Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #2 - Nintendo Everything

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March 2017 NPD: top 20 best-selling games in the U.S. – Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #2

Posted on April 20, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

NPD Group has released a listing of the top twenty best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of March 2017. The results can be found below.


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  • Rafael Bueno

    it’s Really Depressing how Mass Effect Shitdromeda sold more than NieR Automata, and Wildlands ans Mediocre game sold more than Breath of the Wild…

    • YoungTheFish

      I was just about to comment that. Don’t you love the modern gaming crowd?

  • Colocho_gt

    What’s the meaning of the asterisks ?

    • awng781

      No digital sales are accounted for.

  • awng781

    Switch’s physical software sales in March 2017 were 1.3m units, a record high for a Nintendo platform at launch.

    We know Zelda had a near 1:1 attach rate. We now also know that 1-2 Switch had a 19% attach rate. This means:

    Switch hardware sales: 906,000

    Zelda BOTW physical sales: >900,000
    1-2 Switch physical sales: ~172,000
    Physical sales of all other Switch games: ~228,000

    Assuming at least half of those ~228,000 “other Switch games” sold were from Super Bomberman R (which is a safe assumption to make), this means SBR is now already the 3rd best selling Bomberman game in the US, behind Bomberman 64 and Hero on the N64.

    • Stuart

      I think is safe to say that maybe Bomberman R sold more than half. There were barely any search for Just Dance (Maybe most of his sales came from those Gamestop bundles were they forced a JD game) and Isaac was a indie game launched at the very end of the month. If I would take a guess I would say around 120k-140k. This and counting digitals and the record it made on Japan for the franchise, this probably will become one of the most (If not THE most) best selling Bomberman game ever.

    • R.Z.

      I think there were some numbers that showed how the Switch version of BotW sold more units than the console itself in the US, meaning the number is bigger than 906k.

      • awng781

        I’m talming physical sales only, though Zelda’s digital sales are very small.

  • ben

    Remember all them Horizon will outsell Zelda articles… Oh dear.

    I expect the ps4 to be abandoned by Japanese developers over the next year.

    • Turtles

      Eh, feel like psvita would get abandoned, not ps4.

      • ben

        The ps4 versions were only getting made because of the Vita without the vita Devs have no reason to make games for the ps4.

    • R.Z.

      Were there any ?

      • ben

        N4g was polluted with them.

  • Interesting numbers. Also interesting is how people were so sure that would out-perform BotW, and yet. . . on the otherhand, it has the benefit of being on two consoles, but one of them is dead/dying. (Not that haters won’t use the excuse; but what is the truth at that point, lol.)

    I didn’t realize how popular Tom Clancy’s games are. Or like, I kind of knew, but it’s just interesting that it’s that popular.

    • masterjedi

      I like to try to keep things civil online, but sometimes a troll makes such an asinine comment filled with such malice and hate that I just can’t resist putting them on blast when they are proved wrong. Do you remember how Truth-ier was here last month calling Zelda a kids game that nobody would play and all the real gamers would be buying and playing Horizon and it would dwarf Zelda in sales etc? I find it incredibly satisfying that these numbers have been released and good ol’ Truth-ier is nowhere to be found.

      • Lol, I feel the exact same. x’D I know some trolls just aren’t worth it, but sometimes it can’t be helped.

        Ohhh, yes~. It feels so good to see how that turned out. x’D And notjust truth-tier was talking like that. (I’ve seen a number of, “we don’t even know the numbers, HZD probably did better than BotW!)

  • R.Z.

    Maybe I’m completely out of touch, but Ghost Recon seems like such a random no-name title to be at the top spot …
    I wouldn’t have been surprised if it had been Mass Effect, GTA or even CoD, but Ghost Recon really took me off guard.