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Nintendo Dominates October Hardware Sales

Nintendo Dominates October Hardware Sales”

Nintendo announced Thursday that for the month of October, the Nintendo Switch took the no. 1 spot for console sales in the US and the SNES Classic took second place, according to the market research company NPD Group. Between the Nintendo Switch, the SNES Classic and the older 3DS, Nintendo gaming devices made up two-thirds of all video game hardware sold in the U.S.in September and October. Total hardware units sold topped one million for the first time since 2011. So that means that at the very least Nintendo moved a combined 666,000 SKUs.

Microsoft and Sony need to hope that this changes in November.

Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch as the top-selling game in October, according to NPD data, although it didn't launch until Oct. 27.

Warner Bros' Middle Earth: Shadow of War and Ubisoft's revival of the Assassin's Creed series with "Origins" were the top two selling games for the month of October.

NPD has said that the overall video game market spend in the United States in October was down 11 per cent year-on-year at $825m.

For the 12 months ending October, Destiny 2 replaces Battlefield 1 to become the second best-selling game. Given the trend, it is likely the game could hit the 12-month top spot next month. The hunt's only going to get harder with Christmas approaching, but why add to your holiday stresses when you can just build your own playable version of Super Mario out of cardboard and save yourself hundreds of dollars? Year to date, consumer spending is up 3 percent to $4.2 billion.



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