The Nintendo Switch has sold 2m units in the US, the platform holder has announced, after the console claimed its third straight month at No.1 in the US hardware charts. According to the latest NPD data, the Switch was the top-selling console once again this September, marking its third consecutive month at No.1 and the fifth time in seven months it’s claimed the monthly top spot since launch.
Add those 2m units to Japan’s 1.8m units (going by Famitsu’s hardware data), and the console is almost certain to have crossed the 4m threshold, if not 5m, once you take into account other territories – an impressive feat considering we haven’t even hit Christmas yet.
If that wasn’t good enough news for the platform holder, Nintendo claimed two thirds of September’s total hardware sales overall when Switch sales are combined with Nintendo 3DS and Classic Mini SNES sales. In the software charts, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle made it to No.7, Metroid Samus Returns debuted at No.8, while Breath of the Wild continues to hang fast at No.10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, meanwhile, claimed No.11. Even more impressive is the fact that Nintendo never includes digital download sales in NPD’s charts, so all these positions represent physical sales only.
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