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Nintendo Sales Panic: January 2018 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - February 21, 2018, 7:57 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: NPD Group

Dragon Ball Xenoverse charted. Not 2, the first one that isn't on Switch.

Despite no major retail releases for Switch, it continued to lead US system sales into the first month of the year.

The NPD Group's January survey, which covered December 31 - February 3, had the Switch as the best selling console hardware in the month, the largest January for console sales since 2013. (Note: Like 2018, January 2013 was a five-week period.) The 3DS also had their best January since the same 2013, though neither system had hardware figures released.

In the combined-revenue software chart, NBA 2K18 was the top ranking game with a Switch release, checking in at #6. Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe slid in at 7 to 9, FIFA 18 was #15 in the chart and Splatoon 2 ran 18th for the month. Nintendo's sole new retail release for January, Kirby Battle Royale, was #10 in the 3DS software chart. For the last 12 months NBA 2K18 is the second best selling title, Breath of the Wild is 5th, Odyssey is 9th and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 10th.

The software revenue rankings for Nintendo platforms:


  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Pokken Tournament DX
  6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  8. ARMS
  9. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)
  10. DOOM (Bethesda)


  1. Pokémon Ultra Sun
  2. Pokémon Ultra Moon
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Mario Party: The Top 100
  5. Minecraft (Microsoft)
  6. Super Mario Maker
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  9. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  10. Kirby: Battle Royale


ShyGuyFebruary 22, 2018

Go go Doom!

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