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This the NPD data for March 2017, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $1.36 billion[1] and marked the debut of the Nintendo Switch.

Overall Results[]

Console Hardware achieved sales of $485 million, up 91% from March 2016. For Accessories, there was a total of $231 million, up 9% from 2016. For console software, there was $612 million, up 5% from 2016. For PC software, there was $29 million, down 25% from 2016.

Nintendo had a strong performance with the Nintendo Switch launch. The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console for the month, selling faster than any previous Nintendo hardware launch and the second best launch at the time, only behind the PS4. Packaged software for the Nintendo Switch selling over 1.3 million. This is a record high for any Nintendo platform launch. Legend of Zelda; Breath of the Wild sold over 900,000 packaged units, resulting an attach rate of 99% without digital.

Best-selling Games[]

Top 20[]

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  3. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn*
  5. MLB 17: The Show*
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. For Honor
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Nier: Automata
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  11. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  12. Battlefield 1
  13. 1-2 Switch*
  14. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  15. Overwatch
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Super Bomberman R*
  18. Fifa 17
  19. Lego Worlds
  20. Madden NFL 17

Best Selling for 2017[]

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. For Honor
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  5. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Horizon Zero Dawn
  8. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Battlefield 1

Previous 12 Months[]

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. NBA 2K17
  4. Madden NFL 17
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Overwatch
  7. FIFA 17
  8. Final Fantasy XV
  9. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  10. Dark Souls 3

Playstation[]

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn*
  3. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  4. MLB 17: The Show*
  5. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  6. Nier: Automata
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. For Honor
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Xbox[]

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  3. For Honor
  4. NBA 2K17
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  7. Battlefield 1
  8. Halo Wars 2
  9. Overwatch
  10. Forza Horizon 3

Nintendo Switch[]

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  2. 1-2 Switch*
  3. Super Bomberman R*
  4. Just Dance 2017*
  5. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth +*
  6. Skylanders: Imaginators*

Wii U[]

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD*
  3. Super Smash Bros.*
  4. Minecraft*
  5. Paper Mario: Color Splash*
  6. Pokken Tournament*
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U*
  8. Super Mario Maker*
  9. Yoshi’s Wooly World*
  10. Splatoon*

Handhelds[]

  1. Pokemon Sun
  2. Pokemon Moon
  3. Super Mario Maker
  4. Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World
  5. Mario Sports Superstars
  6. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Mario Kart 7
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  10. New Super Mario Bros. 2

Miscellaneous Statistics[]

The Zelda franchise is the biggest franchise for the adventure super-genre. It had moved just under $1.4 billion since the NPD started tracking in 1995. This is 54% more revenue than the next best-selling series, Resident Evil.

For Ubisoft, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands had the 2nd best launch of any Tom Clancy game, only behind Tom Clancy's The Division.

For Sony, Horizon: Zero Dawn was a significant launch. It was Guerilla Games's best launch, selling twice as much as Killzone: Shadow Fall

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