Swap Was The Greatest-Promoting Console Of October In US, Metroid Dread Units New Franchise File

Switch Was The Best-Selling Console Of October In US, Metroid Dread Sets New Franchise Record

Replace, 11/12/2021, 10:47 a.m. EST:

In a uncommon second of economic openness, if you’ll, Nintendo has launched some official numbers concerning its October gross sales of Swap consoles, Metroid Dread, and extra. 

In a brand new interview with The Washington Put up, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser revealed that the corporate bought 711,000 Swap consoles within the U.S. in October. Of these 711,000, Bowser says 314,000 of them have been the recently-released OLED mannequin. He additionally revealed that most of the Swap models bought have been purchased by folks that already owned one and so they have been upgrading to the OLED or shopping for one other for another person. 

On the Metroid Dread entrance, 854,000 copies have been bought in October, and Bowser says that is the most effective Metroid launch in collection historical past. 

The unique story in regards to the NPD numbers for final month continues beneath…


Authentic Story, 11/12/2021, 10:31 a.m. EST:

Nintendo had a extremely nice October if U.S. gross sales numbers are something to go off of. 

The NPD Group launched its month-to-month replace at the moment, and it revealed that the Swap was the best-selling console for October within the U.S., each in models and {dollars}. That’s probably resulting from pleasure across the new OLED mannequin of the console launched final month and the launch of recent first-party video games resembling Mario Social gathering Superstars and Metroid Dread. Talking of Dread, it had a terrific October as effectively. 

“US NPD SW – Metroid Dread debuted as October’s #3 best-selling recreation, whereas additionally rating 1st on Swap,” NPD’s Mat Piscatella writes in a tweet. “Metroid Dread achieved the best launch month gross sales of any Metroid franchise launch in tracked historical past.”

Dread’s bodily greenback gross sales additionally “practically doubled these of the earlier franchise greatest, Metroid Prime,” in response to Piscatella. Congrats, Metroid followers – you probably did it. Now let’s hope Nintendo sees this as an indication to maintain the Metroid video games coming. 

Elsewhere in at the moment’s NPD report, the Swap leads consoles in models bought for 2021, however the PlayStation 5 stays the best-selling {hardware} platform for 2021 by way of year-to-date {dollars}. This is sensible contemplating the PS5 prices a minimal of $400 (for the digital version), whereas the costliest Swap – the OLED mannequin – goes for $350. 

By way of video games, Far Cry 6 debuted as October’s best-selling recreation, and Piscatella writes on Twitter that it “immediately” grew to become the eighth best-selling recreation of the yr. Again 4 Blood was behind it because the second best-selling recreation for October, and Dread got here in third. 

Different new releases this month did effectively too. For instance, Eidos-Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuted because the seventh best-selling recreation in October, with lower than per week on the October market. Nintendo’s Mario Social gathering Superstars debuted at quantity eight with even much less time, having launched simply two days earlier than October was over. 

Regardless of October’s numbers, Name of Obligation: Black Ops: Chilly Warfare stays the best-selling recreation of 2021 – it got here in because the twelfth best-selling recreation in October. Following it’s Madden NFL 22, which was the fourth best-selling recreation of final month. Right here’s your entire prime 10 best-selling video games this yr:

  1. Name of Obligation: Black Ops: Chilly Warfare
  2. Madden NFL 22
  3. MLB: The Present 21
  4. Resident Evil: Village
  5. Tremendous Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Far Cry 6
  9. Minecraft
  10. Murderer’s Creed Valhalla

For extra, try Recreation Informer’s Metroid: Dread evaluate after which learn Recreation Informer’s Far Cry 6 evaluate. Be sure you try Recreation Informer’s Swap OLED evaluate after that. 


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