Nintendo’s system has now been the best-selling console in the US for a record 27 consecutive months based on units sold.
NPD said Switch’s lifetime dollar sales have now surpassed those of the DS, making it Nintendo’s second best-selling platform behind Wii, and the seventh best-selling platform overall in US tracked history.
Nintendo doesn’t provide digital sales data, but February’s best-selling game was Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury based on boxed sales alone. It’s also 2021’s second best-selling game behind Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Activision’s shooter dropped to No.2 on February’s software chart, followed by new entry Persona 5: Strikers, Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales and Madden NFL 21. The only other new entry in the top 20 was Little Nightmares 2 at No.6.
Total consumer spending on video game hardware, content and accessories last month hit a February record $4.6 billion, with year-to-date spending up 39 percent compared to 2020.