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May 2017 NPD: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling single SKU

Posted on June 11, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

NPD will be announcing the official results for U.S. sales for the month of May in about a week. However, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime offered up an early key stat.

During his appearance on YouTube Live at E3, Reggie revealed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling single SKU. We should have more information about the game’s sales and Nintendo’s overall performance on June 19.

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  • awng781

    Mario Kart 8 sold 470,000 copies in its second month (June 2014). If Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sells the same, then it will have crossed 1 million copies sold in just over a month (Last 2 days of April + May).

    It will also be interesting to see how well USF2 and Disgaea 5 Complete sell.

    • Disgaea 5 Complete already outsold the PS4 version in the West. The pre-order sales were 110K last time NIS spoke on it and stated that it exceeded PS4 first 3 month sales.

      • awng781

        D5 should sell at least 85,000 copies in the US. Wonder where that would place in the charts.

      • Odali

        Preorder numbers aren’t necessarily sold numbers but I hope you are right and Disgaea 5 did well since it’s a great game.

  • Melatelo

    Hm i feel like then the Switch perhaps didn’t sell the most for the month of May then? Feel like he would of mentioned that too if it were the case.

    • awng781

      I’m pretty confident it did, unless stock was that big of an issue.

  • N need to fix the MK8D’s broken/outdated its online multiplayer system; we expect an improvement from MK8, not just mii outfit lobby “fix”. Kill the hair pulling problems: Difficult to join / queue, that infamous “Communication error occured” thing etc. Need to separate players by regions by default; to avoid that peer to peer lag / funny no hit but celebrating, etc. If the lobby could be like ARMS, that’d be a great forward step.

    • Mr Ninty

      You have a region mode