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Nintendo’s Switch dominates US console sales ahead of PlayStation/Xbox launches

Nintendo’s Switch dominates US console sales ahead of PlayStation/Xbox launches

Another banner month month for Nintendo {hardware} gross sales, per the most recent figures from NPD. The agency places Switch gross sales (together with the usual and Lite fashions) at 735,000 items within the U.S., making the perfect October for a Nintendo console for the reason that Wii bought 807,000 items in October 2008.

It’s been an excellent couple of years for the Switch, which has marked 23 straight months because the best-selling console within the States. In its personal reporting, Nintendo provides that the corporate has bought greater than 63 million items worldwide, to this point. 2020 has been notably sturdy for the corporate, owing to each pandemic-related stay-at-home orders and the power of titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was a downright powerhouse.

Of course, many Microsoft and Sony devotees have been little doubt holding off on buying new {hardware}, with the arrival of the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 a month out. Per NPD, Nintendo offset its rivals’ declines within the meantime. Though an finish to Nintendo’s console gross sales dominance might very nicely be within the playing cards for November, even with the Switch bundles the corporate has on provide for Black Friday.

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FIFA 21 was the best-selling recreation for the month — the primary time an entry within the soccer franchise hit the primary spot within the U.S. on launch. The hybrid title, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, was Nintendo’s best-selling recreation at quantity 5 total, although Nintendo managed to assert 9 of the highest 20 spots for the month.

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