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Nintendo has scored big in September with their various hardware ventures claiming two-thirds of September 2017 hardware sales according to a press release from the company.

The Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition accounted for two-thirds of video game hardware sold in September 2017. The Switch has been doing rather well overall; Nintendo produced far more units for the consoles initial launch than analysts expected that they would need. Even with the extra production, it was rather difficult to find one on your local store shelves and that trend seems to be continuing – the Switch was the number one current generation console sold in the month of September. This was the third month in a row that the Switch has occupied that spot and the fifth time during the console’s seven month life so far.

Although the company’s hardware was the big winner this month, its software nonetheless performed respectably. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom BattleThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Metroid: Samus Returns all occupied spots in the top ten of best individual selling games for the month. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fell just shy of the top ten by taking the #11 spot.

Whatever the reason, the company behind Mario cleaned up nicely in September. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of Nintendo’s consoles for the holiday season you might have a tough time ahead of you.

What do you think of Nintendo moving so many units in the month of September 2017? Do you think this is due to a good base of games built up for the system or is this because people are getting their Christmas shopping done early? Are you going to buy a Nintendo console soon or are you holding out for a price drop? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!


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