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Nintendo News: Nintendo Switch Was the Best-Selling Video Game System in April; Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the No. 1 Game

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According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United
States, the Nintendo
Switch
system was the best-selling video game hardware in the month
of April with more than 280,000 units sold. This is the second month in
a row that Nintendo Switch has led the pack in 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.

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This is the second month in a row that Nintendo Switch has led the pack in video game hardware sales ...

This is the second month in a row that Nintendo Switch has led the pack in video game hardware sales, following a record-breaking launch in March. (Photo: Business Wire)

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. 1-2-Switch
and digital-only game Snipperclips
– Cut it out, together!
also saw strong sales in April.

Nintendo will look to continue this momentum into the summer with a
series of great new games for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. The
upcoming lineups for both systems 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.

*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data
regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital
life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo's internal sales figures. All
numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

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