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Nintendo Sales Panic: US NPD Group September 2022 Results – News

A squid, a kid, a turtle and a steamroller walk into a sports bar…

The NPD Group’s highly anticipated September US sales survey can likely explain why Splatoon 3 servers suddenly start dying at 8 PM ET every night.

All sales are based on revenue from August 29 through October 1 unless otherwise noted, and some non-Nintendo companies include eShop sales in their reports.

Although hardware sales increased overall during the period, the PlayStation 5 was the main contributor, as it led both dollar and unit sales for the period; the Switch was third and second, respectively, in those measurements.

A big month for new releases saw Splatoon 3 – Nintendo’s main first-party title – finish fourth in the combined rankings behind in order FIFA 23, Madden NFL 23 and NBA 2k23 (the former having a modified Switch version and the third at full price). Two third-party titles finished sixth and eighth combined, with Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection in sixth place (despite a limited physical release and $40 digital release) while JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R by Bandai Namco finished eighth combined.

Other relevant Nintendo titles in the top 20 include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 10th, Minecraft 11th, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 13th, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 14th, MLB The Show 22 19th, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot sneaking into 20th place.

The ten best sellers on Switch:

  1. Splaton 3
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (Konami)
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  5. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports
  8. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R (Bandai Namco)