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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In North America During May 2017

It’s that time of the month when the sales figures come in from North America courtesy of the team at the NPD Group. May was a busy month for software and sadly Mario Kart 8 Deluxe couldn’t quite knock Injustice 2 from the top spot. Nintendo’s very own Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia performed well and entered the charts at number seven and according to the NPD Group it pushed May portable software spending up 10 percent versus year ago. Here’s the best-sellers for the month of May in North America.

  1. Injustice 2
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  5. Prey*
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia*
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. MLB 17: The Show
  10. Overwatch**

*No digital sales

Nintendo Switch

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  3. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers*
  4. Disgaea 5 Complete*
  5. 1-2 Switch*
  6. Lego City: Undercover
  7. Puyo Puyo Tetris
  8. Super Bomberman R*
  9. Just Dance 2017*
  10. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

3DS and Vita

  1. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia
  2. Pokemon Sun
  3. Pokemon Moon
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Mario Kart 7
  6. Mario Sports Superstars
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  10. Super Mario 3D Land

The best-selling games of 2017 so far

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. For Honor
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  7. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

“Hardware spending grew 7 percent compared to May 2016, to $147 million. Nintendo Switch continues to be the primary catalyst for hardware spending gains, as it has since launching in March 2017.”



  1. Yeah, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe already came out for the Wii U, so being sold second is impressive.

    Also, Disgaea 5 at #4 for Switch sales is good. I got that game and I’m willing to sink a couple hundred hours into it.

  2. Woah, USF2 going right behind MK8 and BotW, that is good, and a surprise….
    Also, sweet 3DS list you got there, dude. If I didn’t know better, I’d say Vita games were included but they just don’t sell nearly well enough to make the top 10….

  3. P3. Breath of the Wild continues to impress. Nice that MK8D continued to sell well through the month. I wonder what the exact numbers were though. The source doesn’t say anything definitive about hardware sales.

    1. GTA 5 has a higher chance at coming out for the Switch that Overwatch, still low chances but still. not saying we can’t be hopeful but i kinda want both and i am getting Skyrim, i did pre-ordered it from Amazon though i may just cancel and pick it up at Walmart for dat sweet 10% employee discount.

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