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The March 2017 NPD report was highlighted by strong sales for both Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Both are off to very strong starts in the United States.

Additional data regarding March sales in the U.S. are in from NPD. We’re able to see the best-selling games across Switch, Wii U, and 3DS for the month. Continue on below for the full results.

Nintendo has previously said that Switch is its fastest-selling system ever. More information is provided by the NPD Group today.

According to analyst Sam Naji, “Switch had the biggest hardware launch for a Nintendo platform and the second biggest launch for any video game platform since 1995, the time NPD began tracking this category.”

Naji later added:

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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A new report from the ESA reveals the top 20 best-selling games in the United States during 2016. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon both made the list, coming in at the 11th and 12 spots respectively.

The full results are as follows:

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Update: As expected, Nintendo has responded to this month’s NPD report – specifically Switch and Zelda sales. See their comments here.


Original: Preliminary data is beginning to be reported for March 2017. In the United States, we’re hearing that Switch was the top-selling platform, beating out the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The system sold over 500,000 units in North America during its first week alone.

Nintendo previously confirmed that Switch experienced the best first 2-day sales in the Americas for any system in its history. Records were outpacing the Wii, and continued to be broken.

Nintendo may have more to say about Switch’s sales within the next week.

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Following up on yesterday’s NPD report, a pair of charts have been published showing which games sold the best in the United States last month. We have a look at the results for both Wii U and 3DS below. 

Wii U

  1. Super Smash Bros.
  2. Paper Mario: Color Splash
  3. Minecraft
  4. Yoshi’s Wooly World
  5. Super Mario Maker
  6. Pokken Tournament
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U
  8. Splatoon
  9. Super Mario 3D World
  10. Mario Kart 8

Portables

  1. Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World
  2. Pokémon Sun
  3. Pokémon Moon
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Mario Kart 7
  7. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  8. Pokémon Omega Ruby
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  10. Mario Party: Star Rush

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No Wii U or 3DS games made the list from NPD’s February 2017 sales chart. Still, we have good news to report on the Nintendo side overall.

3DS unit sales saw a 77 percent jump month-over-month in the United States. The Galaxy Style and Pikchu New 3DS XL designs were cited as catalysts.

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The NPD report for January is in. No Nintendo titles were present in the top ten, but we do still have some news about sales in the United States last month.

NPD reports that the NES Classic Edition outsold Wii U, making it the third best-selling console of the month. Perhaps unsurprisingly at the month, the hardware managed to outsell Wii U.

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In November, the NES Classic Edition sold 196,000 units in the United States. The hardware had another strong month in December. According to the NPD, NES Classic Edition sales rose by 14 percent. That puts it at just over 223,000 units sold.

Sales should tail off this month if only due to a lack of availability. Hopefully Nintendo manages to get more stock out in the near future.

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of December 2016. The results can be found below.

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