Nintendo had a great 2018, according to NPD Group’s 2018 numbers

news 2019-01-22 By Tim Hanlon

The NPD Group’s numbers for December 2018 are in, and Mat Piscatella has been publishing key insights on Twitter:

  • The Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in 2018, in both units and dollars.
  • Nintendo published six of the top 20 selling games of 2018
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the best-selling game of December 2018
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set a launch-month sales record for a platform exclusive, previously held by Halo: Reach
  • Mario Kart 8 is the second best-selling racing game of all time, with Mario Kart Wii remaining in the top spot
  • Nintendo generated the highest software revenue of all publishers in 2018

The best selling Switch games of 2018:

For the full thread, see @MatPiscatella on Twitter.

About the Author

Tim Hanlon is the founder of Switcher. He has been playing Nintendo for 30 years, and involved in online publishing for 15 years.

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