Nintendo Sales Results: NPD September 2020

The Nintendo Switch was once again dominating the sales charts in terms of both dollar and unit sales thanks to a certain collection of games.

For hardware, Nintendo Switch was announced to be the best-selling platform in September causing an increase of 22 percent year-to-date in hardware spending when compared to a year ago, to $2.3 billion. The other platforms are declining in sales due to their successors on the horizon.

For software, nine of the top 20 best-selling games for September were Nintendo-published; at the #2 spot was Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Animal Crossing: New Horizons at #8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #10, Ring Fit Adventure at #13, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at #14, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at #16, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #17, Super Mario Odyssey at #18, and Super Mario Party at #20. It’s worth noting that Super Mario 3D All-Stars was beat by Marvel’s Avengers for the #1 spot. Despite this, Matt Piscatella of the NPD group notes that 3D All-Stars was the #10 best-selling game of 2020 year-to-date and generated the 2nd highest launch month physical dollar sales of any 2020 release, being beat by Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s also the 6th biggest biggest launch month in physical dollar sales for any Nintendo-published game in history. This is most likely due to the collection being discontinued after March 2021.

Finally, here is the Nintendo Switch top 10 best-sellers list for September:

  1. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Ring Fit Adventure
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  6. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  8. Super Mario Odyssey
  9. Super Mario Party
  10. Luigi’s Mansion 3