The NPD data for August 2017 is here, and the Nintendo Switch has shown another promising month. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella says that “the Nintendo Switch was August’s best-selling hardware platform, The Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling platform in four of the six months since launching in March 2017″. Apparently, Nintendo has also given hardware spending a helping hand. Piscatella revealed that “year to date, hardware spending has grown 17 percent versus 2016 to $1.7 billion. Consumer spending on Nintendo Switch and plug-‘n’-play devices, such as the NES Classic, are providing growth”.