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US NPD: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury at No.1, Switch No.1 system and now Nintendo’s 2nd best-selling platform ever

The software and hardware charts are in from the NPD Group for the month of February 2021 in the United States. It was an excellent month for Nintendo which had the No.1 software in the form of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware. It turns out that the Nintendo Switch is now Nintendo’s second best-selling system after the ultra popular Wii. Sony’s highly sought after PlayStation 5 system was the 2nd best-selling hardware and is the fastest selling hardware platform in U.S. history. Here’s the details along with the charts:

“Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars in February. Unit and dollar sales of Nintendo Switch hardware in February were the highest for any hardware platform in a February month since the Nintendo Wii in Feburary 2009.

Total lifetime dollar sales of Switch hardware now exceed the Nintendo DS, making Switch Nintendo’s 2nd best-selling platform in U.S. tracked history (Nintendo Wii ranks first). Switch is currently the 7th best-selling hardware platform in lifetime U.S. dollar sales.”

These charts are sorted by dollar sales — not number of units sold. And this is for full-game sales and does not include in-game spending. 

RankLast Month RankFebruary 2021 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, Steam, and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar salesPublisher
1NEWSuper Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury*Nintendo
21Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold WarActivision Blizzard (Corp)
3NEWPersona 5: StrikersSega/Atlus
43Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony (Corp)
54Madden NFL 21Electronic Arts
6NEWLittle Nightmares IIBandai Namco Entertainment
72Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaUbisoft
86Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*Nintendo
95Animal Crossing: New Horizons*Nintendo
108Call of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision Blizzard (Corp)

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2 comments

  1. I replayed Bowser’s Fury on Mar10 Day. It’s fun, albeit short. I think I’ll make it my Mar 10 tradition.

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