The latest NPD listings are out, with Nintendo leading the fee for video game sales. Things look for games in general, in fact, compared to their results last year. It seems that Switch has actually captured, with impressive hardware sales supported by equally impressive sales in games.
The people of Forbes have recently posted NPD results from July 2018, showing an upcoming Nintendo performance. It's important to keep in mind that these rankings do not include digital sales, where Nintendo seems to be very good for itself.
From the list of best-selling games last month, Octopath Traveler ] has taken the top spot. It's an exclusive Nintendo Switch, as well as a traditional JRPG, a genre many publishers thought had gone down to a "niche market". Even publisher Square Enix was surprised by the success of Octopath with nowhere near enough copies of the game available at the launch.
Moving the list and number two tracks for July went to Grand Theft Auto V a game that continues to sell crazy, even though it has been out for five years. This might argue that if you make a quality game and continue to support it, consumers will reward that effort.
Since we are talking about Nintendo, the number three of Mario Kart 8 is another Switch exclusive. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is fourth and, although technically available on other platforms, we see the look of Switch likely contributed to boost performance. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on five, Super Mario Odyssey at seven and Mario Tennis Aces at 10th. In fact, the first non-Nintendo console is exclusive to the list, not to 13th ranking, where you will find PlayStation 4s God of War .
If investors were concerned about whether or not the switch had had power as opposed to being just the first year's success, I count on reports as this help reinforces the fact that Nintendo's new console is not just here to be but also a force to be counted on. A new Monster Hunter is set to launch this week and Smash Bros. in December is expected to brighten up the charts for some time to come. Combine it with additional console closures, some multi-platform support from people like Bethesda and a big focus on Nindies, and I think that Switch's future looks good.
According to the same NPD report, game turnover is about 5 percent compared to last year, hardware shopping by 21 percent and accessories that increased by 33 percent. You must find that all of these hardware sales in July are likely to translate into even more gaming sales in the coming months.