Nintendo Switch Is Best-selling Console In April

Posted: May 17 2017, 7:40am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Switch is best-selling Console in April
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NPD released the video game console sales numbers for April.

Nintendo sold 280,000 Nintendo Switch consoles in April in the United States, according to a new report by the NPD Group. This is the second month in a row that Nintendo Switch has topped the video game hardware sales, following a record-breaking launch in March.

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. Nintendo could have sold more than the 280,000 units, as more people want to buy the Switch, but can't find it in stock.

The Nintendo Switch console continues to be a hard find, but there are options to find one in stock. ToysRUs restocks the Nintendo Switch on Friday in stores and there are four Nintendo Switch bundles on sale online.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game was the top-selling video game in April with more than 460,000 physical units sold. With digital sales added, the total is more than 550,000 units. Making this number more impressive is the fact that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launched on April 28, which only accounts for two days’ worth of sales in the reporting period, which cut off on April 29.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game for Nintendo Switch continued its legendary run, coming in as the third-highest-selling video game in April. The critically acclaimed open-air adventure will receive even more content with the upcoming launch of two DLC packs in the summer and holiday season of this year. The DLC is now available for pre-purchase via an Expansion Pass.

The upcoming lineups for both the Switch and 3DS include Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo 3DS, May 19), Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom (Nintendo Switch, May 26), ARMS (Nintendo Switch, June 16), Ever Oasis (Nintendo 3DS, June 23) and Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch, July 21). Nintendo 3DS games Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia both launch on July 28, the same day as New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo’s newest hand-held system.

For the current Nintendo Switch stock availability read our daily market report. With the new The Tracker app consumers can get notified when the Nintendo Switch is in stock online at major retailers.

The Nintendo Switch launched on March 3 and Nintendo sold over 2.74 million units so far. The Japanese video game maker plans to make 10 million units available in the coming 12 months.

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