July 2017 NPD: Best-selling games on Switch, 3DS, games through 2017, last twelve months
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Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch and 3DS specifically for the month of July, we also have a list of the games that have sold the best in the U.S. so far this year and over the last twelve months. Continue on below for the full results.
July 2017 NPD: Switch outsells PS4 and Xbox One
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Nintendo is finally starting to send out some extra Switch stock. Thanks to that, the system was the best-selling console in the United States last month. NPD has confirmed that Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in July. The system is also contributing to a healthy gaming market in the United States.
NPD analyst Mat Piscatella says that hardware spending has increased by 20 percent compared to 2016 to $1.6 billion. “Performance of the Nintendo Switch continues to be the primary cause of the year-on-year gains,” Piscatella said.
July 2017 NPD: top 20 best-selling games in the U.S. – Splatoon 2 is #1
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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 July 2017. The results can be found below.
1. Splatoon 2*
2. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
3. Grand Theft Auto V
4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
6. Injustice 2
7. Mario Kart 8*
9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
10. NBA 2K17
11. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
13. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
16. MLB 17: The Show
18. Battlefield 1
19. Mass Effect: Andromeda
20. Tekken 7
*No digital sales
Minecraft will let you transfer worlds from Wii U to Switch following next update, first look
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One of the features Minecraft players on Nintendo consoles have been waiting for is the ability to transfer worlds from Wii U to Switch. Fortunately, the functionality isn’t too far off.
During an official live stream today, the world transfer feature was shown off for the first time. The team had hoped to have it ready for the Switch version’s launch, but they wanted to take the extra time to ensure that it worked perfectly.
Game Freak on the Pokemon anime boosting Pikachu’s popularity, was hesitant about Pokemon speaking their own names
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One of the most popular Pokemon around is Pikachu. In an interview with Game Informer, Game Freak co-founder Junichi Masuda said that Pikachu was able to catch on with fans thanks to the anime and being Ash’s partner.
Masuda added that Game Freak didn’t go out of its way for Pikachu to be the face of Pokemon. It was anime production company OLM Inc. who thought it would make sense to put the creature front and center.
Splatoon 2 – Splatfest #2 announced (flight vs. invisibility)
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The next Splatfest for Splatoon 2 has been announced. In the second competition, players will be asked to choose between flight and invisibility.
This Splatfest will be taking place in both North America and Europe. We’re waiting on details for Japan at present.
The next Splatfest will run between September 1 and September 2.
Source: Nintendo PR
Splatoon 2 Switch bundle announced for North America, exclusive to Walmart
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A new Splatoon 2 Switch bundle is on the way to North America, Nintendo has just announced.
Walmart will be the exclusive retailer of the new package. It includes a Switch unit, download code for Splatoon 2, carrying case, and Neon Pink / Neon Green Joy-Con controllers.
The Splatoon 2 bundle launches on September 8. Pricing is set at $379.99.
Read today’s full announcement regarding the Splatoon 2 Switch bundle below.
Nintendo Download (8/17/17, Europe) – Jackbox Party 1 / 2, Chicken Wiggle, more
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Nintendo Download (8/17/17, North America) – Jackbox Party Pack 1 / 2, Chicken Wiggle, more
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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – $39.99 (available Tuesday)
ACA NeoGeo Magician Lord – $7.99
The Jackbox Party Pack – $24.99
The Jackbox Party Pack 2 – $24.99
Sky Ride – $7.00
Layton’s Mystery Journey launching October 6 in Europe
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We knew that Layton’s Mystery Journey was planned for sometime in October on 3DS. Today, a final release date was announced – for Europe at least. Layton’s Mystery Journey will be available in PAL regions on October 6.
Nintendo appears to be publishing Layton’s Mystery Journey in Europe. According to the announcement, the series has sold over 8.7 million copies in the continent to date.
Read up on today’s full announcement below.