Taking the record from the Wii
- by Ryan Craddock 2 hours ago
Just in case there was any doubt, the Nintendo Switch is still selling like the tastiest of hotcakes.
New data from NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella reveals that the Switch has just earned itself another new record. The console has achieved the highest ever August dollar sales total for any platform in US history, nabbing the title from Nintendo’s own Wii which saw similarly impressive sales in August 2008.
As you might expect, this also confirms that Switch was the best-selling console in the region last month, and unit volume has reportedly more than doubled when compared to a year ago.
Another interesting fact from Piscatella’s round-up shows that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has continuously landed in the top seven best-selling games across the US in every month since it released back in 2017. That’s 42 months in a row without fail.
Finally, here are the best-selling games of last month in the US, as well as the year-to-date.