April 2017’s NPD results are in! The Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the market, and the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe proves to be a fantastic decision on Nintendo’s part.
Total: $636 million (up 10 percent from $577 million in April 2016)
Hardware: $195 million (up 37 percent from $142 million)
Console software: $304 million (up 6 percent from $287 million)
PC software: $11 million (down 57 percent from $27 million)
Accessories: $125 million (up 4 percent from $121 million)
Mario Kart become the “all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S.” according to these statistics. We’re excited to see what Nintendo has in store for us next!
NPD tracks software sales physically and digitally, but it doesn’t have the full digital picture. It only has certain publishers on certain platforms. Notable omissions include Nintendo first-party sales through its own digital store.
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
- Persona 5*
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
- MLB 17: The Show
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- NBA 2K17
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Horizon: Zero Dawn
- Lego City Undercover
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
- Lego Worlds
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- Battlefield 1
- For Honor
- Nier: Automata
*Does not include digital sales
**Blizzard launcher sales not includes
Andrew has been a nerd his whole life. He built his first computer when he was 8, started working in the IT industry at 15, and played competitive Counter-Strike at 16. His interest in amiibo started before their release but didn’t really take off until after the new year. He doesn’t like to admit it but Little Mac and WFT are among the amiibo that he had pre-ordered from Amazon but cancelled before their release. Little did he know a few months later he’d help start Amiibo Alerts. Gaming has always been his passion. He grew up with an NES, Sega Genesis, and PS2 before realizing that PCs truly are better than consoles.
The urge to be a little better, brought on by being a gamer, is what pushes him to help make Amiibo Alerts and Nintendeal amazing communities. Together with the team he has built, he is realizing a life-long dream: bringing something helpful and fun to a large group of people. Andrew’s role at Amiibo Alerts and Nintendeal as Founder and Editor in Chief allows him to create and build contacts within the community, review and present products, and stay on top of all things Nintendo.
Plays: Switch, PC, Xbox One, PS4, WiiU, 3DS, Vita, and board games.