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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.

Another piece of significant information has been reported stemming from the April 2017 NPD report. According to Mat Piscatella, an analyst for the company, Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling game in the U.S. last month despite being on the market for just two days. In that short period, over 460,000 physical units sold. With digital sales included, the total exceeds 550,000 units.

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The final bit of news stemming from this month’s NPD report concerns platform-specific sales. Over on GamesBeat, the site has published a listing of the top sellers in the US on Switch and 3DS for the month of April. Additionally, we have the lineup of the best-selling games of 2017 so far. Head past the break for the full results.

April 2017 was an extremely good month for Nintendo sales. In the U.S., the company not only owned the top spot in gaming hardware sales, but the second position as well.

As we know, Switch was the overall top seller. Right behind it though is the NES Classic Edition.

Nintendo is no longer producing the NES Classic Edition. The platform has been phased out worldwide, and April was the final month for shipments.

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

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  2. Persona 5*
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. MLB 17: The Show
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch**
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  12. Horizon Zero Dawn
  13. Lego City Undercover
  14. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  15. Lego Worlds
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Battlefield 1
  18. For Honor
  19. Nier: Automata
  20. Minecraft

*Does not include digital sales
**Battle.net sales not includes

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Nintendo has shared some preliminary information about the latest NPD report. During the month of April, Switch hardware and one game in particular stood out.

Switch was the best-selling piece of gaming hardware in the U.S. last month at over 280,000 units. It’s the second month in a row that Switch has come out on top in gaming hardware sales. In Nintendo’s announcement today, the company said that “April sales of Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems (more than 68,000 units sold) combined to make up almost half of all hardware sales across all dedicated video game systems.”

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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