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Sept. 2019 NPD - Top 20 software overall, plus supplemental sales data (Switch #1 hardware again)

Switch keeps pulling off big numbers

The Sept. 2019 sales data for the United States has come in, and Switch once again takes the top hardware spot. Check out the full rundown of the month's numbers below.

Top 20 software for Sept. 2019

1. NBA 2K20
2. Borderlands 3
3. FIFA 20
4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening*
5. Madden NFL 20
6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
7. Gears 5^
8. Code Vein
9. NHL 20
10. Mario Kart 8*
11. Minecraft#
12. Grand Theft Auto V
13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
14. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
15. Red Dead Redemption II
16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
17. Plants vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville
18. Marvel’s Spider-Man
19. Catherine
20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

The 10 best-selling games of 2019 so far

1. NBA 2K20
2. Mortal Kombat 11
3. Borderlands 3
4. Madden NFL 20
5. Kingdom Hearts III
6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
7. Anthem
8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
9. Resident Evil 2 2019
10. Grand Theft Auto V

The 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

1. Red Dead Redemption II
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
4. NBA 2K20
5. Mortal Kombat 11
6. Borderlands 3
7. Madden NFL 20
8. NBA 2K19
9. Battlefield V
10. Kingdom Hearts III

Nintendo Switch

1. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening*
2. Mario Kart 8*
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
4. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
6. Super Mario Maker 2*
7. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age*
8. Astral Chain*
9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
10. Super Mario Party*

Nintendo 3DS

1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun*
2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon*
3. Super Mario Maker*
4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D*
5. Mario Kart 7*
6. Super Mario 3D Land*
7. Super Smash Bros.*
8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D*
9. Minecraft*
10. Luigi’s Mansion*

Various tidbits

- spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards totaled $1.278 billion, down 8%
- year-to-date spending across tracked video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards fell 6% to $8.3 billion
- dollar sales of tracked video game software declined 4% in September versus a year ago, to $732 million
- growth in Switch and Xbox One software sales could not offset declines on PlayStation 4
- year-to-date dollar sales of tracked video game software are flat at $3.9 billion
- gains in sales of Nintendo Switch software have been offset by declines across all other platforms
- NBA 2K20 debuts as the best-selling game of September 2019, and becomes the best-selling game of 2019 year-to-date
- NBA 2K20 launch-month sales were the highest for any sports game in history
- Switch was again the best-selling hardware platform of September and remains the best-selling platform of 2019
- hardware spending in September 2019 fell 22 percent when compared to a year ago, to $240 million
- year-to-date hardware spending has declined 21 percent versus year ago, to $1.9 billion
- Switch is the only platform with sales gains both in September as well as year-to-date
- total September 2019 spending on accessories and game cards fell 7 percent when compared to a year ago, to $306 million
- year-to-date sales of accessories and game cards have fallen 2 percent when compared to a year ago, to $2.6 billion
- interactive-gaming-toy dollar sales jumped more than eight times when compared to September 2018
- this was driven by growth of Smash Bros. Series 1 Amiibo and Link’s Awakening Series 1 Amiibo

Comments

It seems interactive-gaming-toys are a gamble but Nintendo is still able to sell them. It's surprising that they don't go heavier on them again since they are the only ones left in the market. I bought three amiibo last month myself.

The reason amiibo aren't being pushed heavily anymore is because the Animal Crossing amiibo line bombed. Nintendo won't go heavy on amiibos anymore as a result outside the Super Smash Bros. line.

Interesting that Breath of the Wild continues to track high on Switch charts, while Super Mario Odyssey is no longer on the top 10.

3 sports games in the top 5.... No wonder EA and 2k don't care about customer reception.

Why? Just... Why? Why does this obvious, shameless gambling simulator with a basketball mini-game sell so well? What is WRONG with people?

Interestingly it seems to have bombed on the Switch

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