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Nintendo sales panic: results of the US NPD group for November 2021 – News


The Switch showed its strength during the NPD Group sales survey in November, with the two biggest releases for the month also hitting the software chart.

All data is based on dollar sales, unless otherwise noted, for the period October 31 through November 27. Nintendo does not contribute to eShop sales, unlike other publishers.

The race for key hardware sales has gone to the Switch, as the primary driver of unit and dollar sales for the month of November. Hardware sales are down 36% year-over-year, due to a lack of supply due to persistent semiconductor shortages + comparisons to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles last November .

The software made its major debut on Nintendo consoles in November: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (November 19) were the third best-selling November games combined, behind Battlefield 2042 and Call of Duty: The Vanguard. Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei V (November 12) finished in 16th place in the combined leaderboard, with the highest dollar sales of any SMT game at launch in history. (The previous record would go to Shin Megami Tensei IV of July 2013 for 3DS, which was $ 10 less: the Persona spinoff series is unlikely to be counted in that.)

The other Nintendo titles in the software table were Mario Party Superstars which rose to 6th place in its first full month (from 8th in two days in October). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe placed 12th, Animal Crossing: New Horizons 14th, Breath of the Wild 18th and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 19th. Thirds included Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in 7th, FIFA 22 in 8th, NBA 2k22 in 10th, Just Dance 2022 in 11th, and Minecraft in 16th.

The top 10 complete software for Switch:

  1. Pokemon Shiny Diamond / Shiny Pearl
  2. Mario Party Superstars
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Just Dance 2022 (Ubisoft)
  5. Animal crossing: new horizons
  6. Shin Megami Tensei V (Atlus)
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  10. Mario Kart Live: Home circuit