By Alex Irish / August 19th, 2017
The NPD results for July ’17 are in, and Splatoon 2 and Nintendo Switch topped the software and hardware charts in North America. According to The NPD Group, Nintendo helped drive consumer spending up 19% over the same period last year to $588 million.
Software sales came out to $277 million last month, driven by both Splatoon 2‘s strong debut and Activision’s Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy continuing to sell. Hardware generated $182 million through the Switch and the continued success of PlayStation 4. As far as the other Nintendo debuts in July ’17, Miitopia debuted at #2 on the 3DS charts, while Hey! Pikmin opened softly at #6. Meanwhile, NPD notes the New 2DS XL did not make any impact on 3DS sales.
The overall Top 10 in Software features the usual suspects, including Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K17, but also includes the surprise return of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. Last month’s #1 charter, Tekken 7, plunged all the way down to #20.
Besides Splatoon 2, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe place at #5 and #7 respectively, making it the best-selling software publisher for the month.
- Splatoon 2*
- Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
- Injustice 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- NBA 2K17
Since its March launch, Zelda: Breath of the Wild remains the second-highest selling game in North America for 2017, behind Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. On top of their success in July, Nintendo has driven hardware revenue for the year to $1.6 billion, in no small part thanks to the Switch. To date, the PS4 is the best-selling console for 2017. Things to look out for in August’s NPD next month include the inevitable top-seller Madden 18.
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