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The Nintendo Switch was the best selling system in the USA for October according to the NPD


Posted on November 16, 2017 by Rectify Gaming

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We are almost done with the year and Nintendo is dominating sales yet again with the Switch. The console became the fastest-selling console in Nintendo’s history just about a month after it launched, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Nintendo’s flagship console was the number one selling video game hardware device in October, according to new figures from NPD Group, a market research firm that tracks U.S. video game sales.
The Switch’s position as the top-selling game console probably won’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who has tried to purchase one in recent months, particularly over the summer. Tens of thousands of fans would line up at stores in Japan during July and August for a chance to buy the console.
Nintendo is ramping up its production efforts ahead of Black Friday, which is little more than a week away on Nov. 24. This won’t mean they will be easier to find.
“We’re going to have strong supply out there in the marketplace not only for [the] Switch, but for the SNES Classic as well,” says Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America. “But the one thing we can’t fully account for is demand.”
Much of that success has been driven by the Switch’s game lineup, including titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildMario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Mario Odyssey. The recently launched Super Mario Odyssey was also the top selling game of the October, according to NPD. It was released on Oct. 27. Nintendo has also been making more of an effort to entice third-party developers into creating games for its system.
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