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It was a fierce battle for the top-selling game last month, but the results from the NPD Group, which tracks North American software sales, are in. Taking home the title of top-selling game of March 2017 is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.

The exact sales numbers for Ghost Recon Wildlands weren’t revealed, but we can make a pretty good guess. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took second place, and according to a report Nintendo put out last week, that game sold 925,000 copies over roughly the same time period. NPD counted these numbers differently, since it doesn’t include digital sales, but it still serves as a pretty good benchmark.

Breath of the Wild also set an NPD record with the highest attach rate for “any non-bundled title” since the group started counting in 1995. In fact, according to Nintendo’s report, more Switch copies of Breath of the Wild sold than Switch consoles itself, giving the game an attach rate of over 100 percent.

Mass Effect: Andromeda claimed third place, closely followed by Horizon Zero Dawn. Here’s the full top-ten list.

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • MLB 17: The Show
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • For Honor
  • NBA 2K17
  • Nier: Automata
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In addition to game sales, Nintendo set another NPD record with the launch of the Switch. It was the biggest-ever hardware launch for Nintendo, and “the second biggest launch for any video game platform” since NPD started tracking.

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Source: IGN


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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

March’s game releases broke NPD sales records

Game and console sales as of March are doing better than they have since 1995.

By Emma Schaefer | 04/21/2017 04:00 PM PT

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It was a fierce battle for the top-selling game last month, but the results from the NPD Group, which tracks North American software sales, are in. Taking home the title of top-selling game of March 2017 is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.

The exact sales numbers for Ghost Recon Wildlands weren’t revealed, but we can make a pretty good guess. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took second place, and according to a report Nintendo put out last week, that game sold 925,000 copies over roughly the same time period. NPD counted these numbers differently, since it doesn’t include digital sales, but it still serves as a pretty good benchmark.

Breath of the Wild also set an NPD record with the highest attach rate for “any non-bundled title” since the group started counting in 1995. In fact, according to Nintendo’s report, more Switch copies of Breath of the Wild sold than Switch consoles itself, giving the game an attach rate of over 100 percent.

Mass Effect: Andromeda claimed third place, closely followed by Horizon Zero Dawn. Here’s the full top-ten list.

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • MLB 17: The Show
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • For Honor
  • NBA 2K17
  • Nier: Automata
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In addition to game sales, Nintendo set another NPD record with the launch of the Switch. It was the biggest-ever hardware launch for Nintendo, and “the second biggest launch for any video game platform” since NPD started tracking.

Read More

Source: IGN



About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM