As we move into the back half of the year, sales are remaining steady.
Similarly to last month, it was announced Nintendo Switch led in units sold while PS5 led in hardware dollar sales. Matt Piscatella of NPD goes on to say that video game hardware dollar sales increased by 12% when compared to a year ago, to $362 million which is up from June’s NPD.
For software, Multiversus was the best-selling game for the month of July. Despite being free-to-play, the sales were helped by Multiversus Founder’s Packs. For Nintendo-published software, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 had released near the end of month and managed to make its way to the #4 spot. The rest of the Top 20 for Nintendo is as follows: Mario Kart 8 DX at #7, Kirby & the Forgotten Land at #11, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at #12, Animal Crossing: New Horizons at #13, Pokémon Legends: Arceus at #15, and Nintendo Switch Sports at #16. Third-party Switch software includes LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga at #3, MLB The Show 22 at #6, Digimon Survive at #8, Minecraft at #9, Overwatch at #14, and Monster Hunter Rise at #20.
Finally, we have the July Top 10 best-sellers for Switch:
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- Mario Kart 8 DX
- Kirby & the Forgotten Land
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- Live A Live
- Digimon Survive
- Mario Party Superstars
Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.