The latest NPD data has revealed “total lifetime dollar sales” of Switch hardware in the US has now surpassed the Nintendo DS.
This apparently makes the system the second “best-selling” Nintendo platform “in tracked history” within the country. The Wii is still in the top spot. Overall, this supposedly makes Nintendo’s latest hybrid system the seventh best-selling video game hardware in the US (no figures were provided).
“Total lifetime dollar sales of Switch hardware now exceed the Nintendo DS, making Switch Nintendo’s 2nd best-selling platform in U.S. tracked history (Nintendo Wii ranks first). Switch is currently the 7th best-selling hardware platform in lifetime U.S. dollar sales.”
Nintendo’s hardware has experienced just as much success over the past month. NPD’s Mat Piscatella noted how it was also the “best-selling” system of February 2021 (again, no figures were attached).
It’s also had the best hardware sales of any platform in the month of February since the Nintendo Wii in 2009:
“Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars in February. Unit and dollar sales of Nintendo Switch hardware in February were the highest for any hardware platform in a February month since the Nintendo Wii in Feburary 2009.”
On the software front, Nintendo has performed just as well – with NPD data revealing the first-party release Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was the best-selling game last month. This enhanced Wii U re-release is also the second best-selling game of 2021 so far, right behind the latest entry in the Call of Duty series.
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