Nintendo has today announced that according to the NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch was the number one video game hardware in October, followed by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system in the number two spot. When combined with the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Nintendo systems accounted for two-thirds of all video game hardware sold in the United States for the second month in a row. The U.S. video game industry achieved hardware sales of more than 1 million total units in October for the first time since 2011.
Even better news for Nintendo is that Super Mario Odyssey for Switch was the top-selling game of the month on the NPD sales chart, even though it launched with only four days remaining in the month. The months-old Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild games for Nintendo Switch finished as the number 10 and number 11 individual games for the month, respectively.