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The Nintendo Switch Is Back On Top With The OLED Model

In the North American region, the PlayStation 5 beat the Nintendo Switch after thirty-three months in September, but it was only temporary…

 

The NPD Group’s October report came in, and from it, we learned that the Nintendo Switch won in October, and with the Switch OLED model launching on October 8, we expected the big N to pull the month in without issues. The PlayStation 5 leads this year in terms of dollars, but units wise, the Nintendo Switch leads 2021. Hardware sales were up 82% year-on-year ($472 million), and total spending (software, hardware, accessories) jumped 16% ($4.4 billion). Hardware spending increased by 53% year-on-year over 2021 ($3.9 billion), and total spending this year also increased by 12% compared to the first ten months of last year ($46.7 billion). So there are upward trends, helped by the launch of PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series.

But let’s also look at the monthly top list, with the previous month’s position in brackets:

 

  1. Far Cry 6 (new)
  2. Back 4 Blood (new)
  3. Metroid Dread (new)
  4. Madden NFL 22 (1)
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles (new)
  6. FIFA 22 (2)
  7. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (new)
  8. Mario Party Superstars (new)
  9. NHL 22 (new)
  10. NBA 2K22 (3)
  11. Mario Kart 8 (11)
  12. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War (7)
  13. Ghost of Tsushima (8)
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (17)
  15. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (18)
  16. Minecraft (14)
  17. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (9)
  18. Diablo II: Resurrected (5)
  19. Mortal Kombat 11 (20)
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (25)

 

The top half of the list is full of new releases, but Far Cry 6 won ahead of Back 4 Blood and the Nintendo Switch-exclusive Metroid Dread. The Switch made it into the top ten with another exclusive in Mario Party Superstars (ONLY Nintendo has exclusives there!). Still, the Demon Slayer fighting game (the franchise is popular primarily in Japan), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and this year’s hockey game also made it into the top ten as newcomers.

We can easily predict that in November, Call of Duty: Vanguard will be the game of the month, and Nintendo Switch will be the leading console. But in December, Halo Infinite and Xbox Series could buck the trend.

Source: WCCFTech

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