Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tops NPD Sales Charts for March

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The highly anticipated Andromeda, which finished March in the No. 3 position, failed to eclipse Mass Effect 3, which continues to hold the record for best launch, according to the NPD.

It looks like Nintendo's strong launch for the Switch and Zelda is paying dividends not just for them, but for the entire industry at large- NPD is reporting (via Games Industry) that game sales in the United States in the month of March were driven to a staggering $1.36 billion, attributed primarily to the launch of the Nintendo Switch and Zelda.

The Nintendo Switch enjoyed Nintendo's biggest ever hardware launch in the USA, and the second biggest since NPD records began. "The Nintendo Switch had the biggest hardware launch for a Nintendo platform and the second biggest launch for any video game platform since 1995, the time NPD began tracking this category", NPD analyst Sam Naji wrote in their report.

While it's unclear how many units the Switch sold in the United Kingdom, the popularity of the console has made it hard to find on the high street.

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The Switch sold 906,000 units in the United States during March, which is 31,000 more than Nintendo's previous record-holder for first-month sales-the Game Boy Advance back in 2001. The grey version, meanwhile, is out of stock. In fact, these early Nintendo Switch scams have already caught the attention of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which issued an official warning on the matter. Some of the most staggering stats include the 900,000 units sold and the over-100% attach rate for Breath of the Wild. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was reported to have over a 99% attach rate, suggesting that the 102% figure quoted by Nintendo included digital sales, and BotW was the second best selling game in the NPD's all-format chart behind Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

Nintendo Switch sold 906,000 units in its first month on sale, while Breath of the Wild racked up 1.3 million sales between Switch and Wii U.

Nintendo's Switch console is insanely popular right now.

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