The NPD results, which cover game sales in the US along with a lot of other data, are now emerging for March. Nintendo published or distributed two notable titles last month, and their results were mixed.
Though the full public data isn’t due until 26th April, Axios writer Stephen Totilo has shared the non-mobile gaming chart (covering Steam, PlayStation, Xbox and of course Switch), which is based on dollar sales. It’s worth nothing that Nintendo doesn’t share its eShop data, so those download sales won’t contribute.
Even accounting for the disadvantage of download sales not counting towards this chart, that’s an impressive result for Kirby and the Forgotten Land in third. It had strong word of mouth at launch along with positive reviews, and that clearly converted to strong sales in an important market. Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are still doing well in the top 10, too.
Also of note, Kirby is also 7th in the ‘year to date’ chart.
Back to the results for March, Triangle Strategy makes its debut down in 16th place (based purely on boxed copy sales). Though it’s not exactly lighting up the chart it’s a relatively niche genre, while globally it managed around 800,000 sales in its first two weeks.
So there you have it, some solid results for Switch titles. Let us know what you think, as always, in the comments!