Switch Sells 280,000 Units in the US in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sells 550,000 Units

Switch Sells 280,000 Units in the US in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sells 550,000 Units - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 17 May 2017 / 8,022 Views

Nintendo announced the Switch was the best-selling platform in the US in month with more than 280,000 units sold, according to NPD. The combined sales of the Switch and 3DS make up nearly half of all hardware sales for the month. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the top-selling game in April with more than 460,000 units sold at retail. With digital sales it sold more than 550,000 units. The game was only available for two days during the tracking period. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the third best-selling game during the month of April. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments

kopstudent89 (on 17 May 2017)

Solid but not incredible numbers. Seems stock is still an issue


Tridrakious (on 17 May 2017)

I know that Best Buy is starting to see supply consistently coming in and what we get, sells fairly fast.


SuperNintend0rk (on 17 May 2017)

So far so good Nintendo! Hopefully you can keep this momentum up all the way into the holiday season!


ABizzel1 (on 19 May 2017)

Once put into perspective, this isn't as big of a gap as I though. Switch + 3DS was about 50% of the sales. 3DS has been averaging 25k per week, so a good total for both should be 380k (280k Switch | 100k 3DS), so that theoretically puts total hardware around 800k for the month. Which would mean 420k is shared between PS4, XBO, Wii U, and Vita.... Wii U and Vita at best account for 10k. So 410k shared between PS4 and XBO, we'll say 400k to make it simpler. If you take their US marekt-share percentages it puts PS4 at around 212k, and XBO around 188k give or take. That being said I think it's better to low ball than over track, so. Switch: 280k PS4: ~200k~ XBO: ~170k~ 3DS: ~90k~


gatito (on 17 May 2017)

I was being sarcastic. This numbers are great yet people claim Nintendo is understocking on purpose.


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gatito (on 17 May 2017)

Wow, the artificial scarcity really worked!


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Paatar (on 17 May 2017)

Not a thing dude. Nintendo shipped systems by plane to get them to consumers faster in March. And FYI, plane travel is quicker but a shit ton more expensive. No company would make artificial stock issues just to spend a ton of money weeks later sending more stock via airplane.


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