But it wasn’t the only successful Nintendo product of the month. The SNES Classic Edition launched in September. All Nintendo systems, which also includes the aging 3DS line, accounted for two-thirds of all gaming hardware sold during the month.
Nintendo has now sold 2 million Switches in the U.S. alone since the console’s launch in March. This is the third month in a row that the machine has been on top of the NPD’s charts and the fifth month in total. It continues to beat its competitors, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Nintendo software has also been performing well. The strategy game Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, which launched in late August, was the No. 7 best-selling game of September in the U.S., according to The NPD Group. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which launched with the system in March, took the No. 10 spot. The racer Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was at No. 11.
3DS software also charted for Nintendo. Metroid: Samus Returns debuted at No . 8. This is the first traditional Metroid game from Nintendo since Metroid: Other M came out for the Wii in 2010.
The Switch still has big releases for the rest of 2017 that could carry its streak through the holidays. Super Mario Odyssey comes out on October 27. Bethesda is also bringing over hits The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim and Doom to the system in November.