The NPD group will be publishing their full video game sales report for July later today, but Nintendo just put out a response detailing the victory of the Nintendo 3DS in hardware and software sales. According to the response, the Nintendo 3DS sold 80% better in July of this year than in 2015 and earned the top spot as #1 platform for the month.
Monster Hunter Generations also became the best selling game for any system last month, and Pokémon games saw a major boost over their performance last year, likely thanks to the influence of Pokémon GO. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire saw an 80% increase in sales, while X and Y sold 200% better than July 2015. As a final success, five of the top eleven games were for Nintendo platforms during July.
– The Nintendo 3DS family of systems sold nearly 80 percent more units this July compared to the same time period a year ago, and finished as the overall best-selling video game system in July. On the software side, Capcom’s Monster Hunter Generations emerged as the best-selling game for any system.
– July sales of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games for Nintendo 3DS were over 80 percent higher than July 2015. The games launched in November 2014.
– July sales of the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games for Nintendo 3DS were almost 200 percent higher than a year ago. The games launched in October 2013 and finished No. 16 and No. 22 on July’s best-sellers list, respectively.
– Games playable on Nintendo systems claimed five of the top 11 spots on the July best-sellers list. These include Monster Hunter Generations from Capcom at No. 1, Minecraft: Wii U Edition from Microsoft at No. 6, Pokémon Omega Ruby at No. 8, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire at No. 10 and Kirby: Planet Robobot at No. 11.
– The Nintendo 2DS system has crossed the 2 million lifetime sales mark in the U.S.
*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.
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Source: Nintendo Everything