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Nintendo's Switch and SNES Classic topped U.S. game hardware sales last month

Nintendo's Switch and SNES Classic topped U.S. game hardware sales last month

November 16, 2017 | By Alex Wawro

According to a report from The NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling game console in the U.S. last month, with the SNES Classic Edition in second place.

This lends a bit more credence to the notion that the Switch is selling quite well for Nintendo, which (according to company chief Tatsumi Kimishima's recently Q&A with investors) is necessary this holiday season in order for the console to achieve Wii-like momentum. 

Coupled with the strong sales of the SNES Classic mini-console (which sold roughly 2 million in its first month) and continuing sales of the "3DS family of devices", NPD claims that Nintendo hardware accounts for roughly two-thirds of all video game hardware sold in the U.S. in both September and October.

This was also evidently the first October since 2011 in which the NPD (which gets sales data from most major retail operations) saw over 1 million sales of video game hardware.


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