Nintendo Beats Out Xbox and PlayStation for Top Hardware Sales in October

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.