May 8th, 2017

All the nay-sayers who were predicting the Nintendo Switch sales would fall off after the first month of launch have been proven wrong, as the Switch was the best-selling console in Japan for the second month in a row. The data comes from March 27th through April 30th, where the console sold 234k during the month.

Some of the best-selling games for the month were Nintendo Switch titles too, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch still shifting a healthy amount of copies more than a month after release.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 280,229
  2. Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 274,392
  3. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS) – 158,509
  4. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (3DS) – 92,809
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – 86,105

Three of Nintendo’s best-selling games last month were also on Nintendo 3DS, which saw around 130k units shifted for the month of April. What’s curious is how well Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is doing despite it being a “port” of a Wii U game. I’ve seen plenty of gamers here on Nintendo Today and other sites dismissing this game since it’s already been released, but it looks like it has quite a bit of staying power.

[via JN]

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