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Nintendo Sales Party: July 2018 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - August 22, 2018, 3:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: NPD Group

July has become a Nintendo month.

July was Nintendo's best month of the year so far in the US NPD Group's sales survey.

All data is for the period of July 8 to August 4.

In hardware, the Switch was the best selling system of July on both a unit sales and dollar sales basis, with Nintendo reporting their highest hardware unit sales for a July since 2009. This sets a bound for combined Nintendo hardware sales of between approximately 650k (July 2010) and 832k (2009).

For software, Octopath Traveler followed up the success of Mario Tennis Aces by being the top selling game of July even in the combined format. Nintendo's other debutants also fared well, as the $40 US Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker combined to finish 14th in the revenue chart. Although WarioWare Gold did not crack the combined top 20, it was the third best selling 3DS game of the month behind the Pokémon Ultra titles. There were eleven different Switch titles in the top 20 combined; Octopath #1, Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe) #3, Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy #4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild #5, Super Mario Odyssey #7, Mario Tennis Aces #10, FIFA 18 #11, LEGO Incredibles #12, Captain Toad #14, NBA 2K18 #15, and Minecraft #19.

The software top 10s for Nintendo platforms:

Switch

  1. Octopath Traveler
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Super Mario Odyssey
  5. Mario Tennis Aces
  6. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  7. Splatoon 2
  8. Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy (Activision)
  9. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  10. LEGO Incredibles (WB Interactive)

3DS,/p>

  1. Pokémon Ultra Sun
  2. Pokémon Ultra Moon
  3. WarioWare Gold
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  6. Super Smash Bros
  7. Super Mario 3D Land
  8. Minecraft (Microsoft)
  9. Super Mario Maker
  10. Detective Pikachu

Talkback

KhushrenadaAugust 22, 2018

That's it. If Warioware couldn't top Pokemon Ultra in sales for the month, it's over. 3DS is dead. Nothing is selling well on it aside from the Pokemon Ultra games. Even Detective Pikachu came and went with low sales. Switch has taken over and that's where the game sales are happening now for Nintendo.

Quote from: S-U-P-E-R

That's it. If Warioware couldn't top Pokemon Ultra in sales for the month, it's over. 3DS is dead. Nothing is selling well on it aside from the Pokemon Ultra games. Even Detective Pikachu came and went with low sales. Switch has taken over and that's where the game sales are happening now for Nintendo.

WarioWare Gold did come out at the very end of the month. It might be the number 1 3DS title in August.

Luigi DudeAugust 22, 2018

Quote from: S-U-P-E-R

That's it. If Warioware couldn't top Pokemon Ultra in sales for the month, it's over. 3DS is dead. Nothing is selling well on it aside from the Pokemon Ultra games. Even Detective Pikachu came and went with low sales. Switch has taken over and that's where the game sales are happening now for Nintendo.

Wario Ware was a budget title for Nintendo so it's not like they were expecting huge sales.  Same with Luigi's Mansion and Bowser's Inside Story remake.  Detective Pikachu was a late localization just like the most recent Dillion game as well.

Nintendo stopped major 3DS development at the end of last year.  All that's left is low budgets titles or late localizations in the West to take advantage of the remaining 3DS userbase since a lot of kids and families still own a 3DS with no Switch.  Nothing wrong with still giving them something when Pokemon hasn't hit the Switch yet which will be the turning point more of the 3DS audience will start turning over.

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