Did the XC3 smother the bomb? Not really.
Nintendo’s traditional July was punctuated by a few games, but it was still a good month for big N RPGs.
All data is based on July 3-30 dollar sales, unless otherwise noted. Third parties may contribute to digital sales, although Nintendo is among those who do not.
Hardware rated the Switch as the best-selling system based on units sold, with the PlayStation 5 taking the lead in dollar sales as usual due to higher hardware selling prices. No total figure was provided.
Nintendo made its software debut during the reporting period, with Xenoblade Chronicles 3 finishing fourth in the combined sales chart and as the top game on Switch despite having two days of physical sales only. Live a Live, which debuted a week earlier on July 22 and at $50 (compared to $60 for XC3) did not crack the top 20 combined, despite being the eighth best-selling game on Switch. July’s other software debut was Bandai Namco’s Digimon Survive, which ranked 8th combined and 9th on Switch.
Other Nintendo titles in the top 20 combined: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in 7th, Kirby and the Forgotten Land 11th, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 12th, Animal Crossing: New Horizons 13th, Pokemon Legends: Arceus 15th and Nintendo Switch Sports 16th. (Mario Party Superstars was the 10th best-selling Switch game of the period.) For third parties, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga placed 3rd, MLB The Show 22 6th, Minecraft 9th, Overwatch 14th, and Monster Hunter Rise ( with the Sunbreak expansion) completes the top 20.