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US: NPD Sales Results For March 2017

The NPD results are in for March and it’s good news for Nintendo who scored the accolade of most sold hardware with the Nintendo Switch.


March 2017:

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Record: Wildlands ** (Ubisoft) – Best Ghost Recon debut ever, #2 Tom Clancy title debut behind The Division.
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild * (Nintendo) – Over 900K physical on Switch. However, keep in mind that these are ranked by dollar sales, not units, and that this spot represents Switch + Wii U.
  3. Mass Effect: Andromeda ** (Electronic Arts) – Second best Mass Effect debut ever, after Mass Effect 3 (which sold 1.3 million in its first month).
  4. Horizon: Zero Dawn * (Sony) – Best Guerrilla debut ever, selling twice as much as their second highest debut, Killzone 2. That should put it around 648K.
  5. MLB 17: The Show * (Sony)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V ** (Take-Two)
  7. For Honor ** (Ubisoft)
  8. NBA 2K17 (Take-Two)
  9. Nier: Automata (Square Enix)
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision Blizzard)
  11. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 = 4.0 Remix (Square Enix)
  12. Battlefield 1 ** (Electronic Arts)
  13. 1-2 Switch * (Nintendo) – 19% attach rate to the Switch.
  14. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  15. Overwatch ** (Activision Blizzard)
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege ** (Ubisoft)
  17. Super Bomberman R * (Konami)
  18. FIFA 17 ** (Electronic Arts)
  19. Lego Worlds (Warner Bros)
  20. Madden NFL 17 (Electronic Arts)

* No Digital Sales
** No Origin,, uPlay, or non-Steam sales

Year To Date (all 2017 months combined):

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft)
  2. For Honor (Ubisoft)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  4. Resident Evil 7 (Capcom)
  5. Mass Effect: Andromeda (Electronic Arts)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two)
  7. Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony)
  8. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision Blizzard)
  9. NBA 2K17 (Take-Two)
  10. Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

Trailing 12 Months (April 2016 – March 2017):

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision Blizzard)
  2. Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)
  3. NBA 2K17 (Take-Two)
  4. Madden NFL 17 (Electronic Arts)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two)
  6. Overwatch (Activision Blizzard)
  7. FIFA 17 (Electronic Arts)
  8. Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)
  9. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft)
  10. Dark Souls 3 (Bandai Namco)


  • Platform specific charts are below.
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the best ever Ghost Recon launch, and second best Tom Clancy launch after The Division.
  • In reference to franchises: “Zelda is the top-selling property of all time within the Adventure super genre, selling 54 percent more revenue than the next best-selling franchise, Resident Evil.”
  • “Switch’s packaged software sold 1.3m units, a record high for a Nintendo platform launch.”
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda had the second best launch behind Mass Effect 3.
  • Zelda sold over 900K physical units on Switch.
  • Horizon was the best Guerrilla debut ever, selling twice as much as their second best debut, Killzone 2.
  • 1-2 Switch made the top 20 best-selling games chart with an attach rate of 19 percent.
  • Starting next month, Microsoft’s digital sales will be reflected in the software charts.
  • We’ll get a full year to date chart soon, but Ghost Recon is #1 for the year, For Honor is #2, and Zelda is #3 combining Switch and Wii U versions. 


    Switch: #1


  • “In this debut month (month 1), the Nintendo Switch sold 31K more units than previous best-selling Nintendo month-1 platform, the Game Boy Advanced, which released back in June 2001. The two Nintendo Switch SKUs, the 32GB Gray Joy-Con, followed by the 32GB Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con, were the best-selling systems for the month.”
  • “March 2017 will go down in history books as the month Nintendo broke records.The Nintendo Switch had the biggest hardware launch for a Nintendo platform and the second biggest launch for any video game platform since 1995, the time NPD began tracking this category.”


Thanks to OxC for the tip!

34 thoughts on “US: NPD Sales Results For March 2017”

  1. Nintendo First Order Commander Quadraxis

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  2. right lets lay the cards on the table

    nintendo gamers zelda so theres your high i.q high quality,cultured refined mannered adult non braintards

    then on the COUGH HARDCORE (RIIIIGHT) systems ghost recon and mass effect

    somebody shoot these total dumbtards

    1. You mean Horizon is your high i.q high quality,cultured refined mannered adult non braintards ?
      because zelda is for kids with zero quality and cultured and same story for the last 30 years while you playing on 144p and 5fps

        1. I mean it looks like a wario ware smooth moves type of game, which was super fun to play with friends on the Wii back in the day. I’d buy it if it price drops to $20 or so.

          1. I think it really should have just been a WarioWare game. Sure, a more generic theme might have a higher general appeal, but in this case, WarioWare would have sold more (and people like me would have actually bought it).

            1. Yeah if it had all the same exact mini games but it was all Warioware themed I would have bought it day one tbh. But they were obviously trying to recapture that Wii Sports crowd, Warioware is probably to weird for most of that Wii Sports market lol

            1. so far, you having loads of trouble man…specially about nintendo. If you were superior, you wouldn’t be complaining, damage controlling, etc. Instead, you would be congratulating them and you wouldn’t be here at all instead of “this can’t be happening”. But hey, we already know you’re a hypocrite so I guess that’s to be fair or you being “superior” in a way.

  3. I’m honestly surprised Woodlands sold so we’ll, I played the beta on PC and felt it was nothing special. A solid game but lackluster overall.

  4. Just goes to show how many people love The Legend Of Zelda. It’s the only game worth owning the Switch for at the moment. Sadly, when I’m fully finished with Zelda, my Switch will be collecting dust until Super Mario Odyssey releases.

  5. Just hope the Nintendo Switch can keep the momemtum going. Can’t be more than a month without a killer game or it’ll be a Wii U repeat and no one wants that.

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