Nintendo Beats Out Xbox and PlayStation for Top Hardware Sales in October

Mindy Sparks
November 18, 2017

It looks like Nintendo beat Xbox and PlayStation in October, and not by just a little bit.

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The Super Mario Odyssey game for Nintendo Switch emerged as the top-selling video game of the month on the NPD sales chart, even though it launched at the end of the month on October 27. Factor in Nintendo 3DS sales for the month and Nintendo accounted for 2/3 of all hardware sales in the United States for the second month in a row. In the battle between Sony and Microsoft, Xbox One took the US top prize for the fourth month in a row, but PlayStation 4 still tops year-to-date sales.

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The game also uses some of the motion controls available on the Switch, and according to Polygon, the motion controls are "completely optional but also goofy fun". Moving a hand above your waist will make your character shift into defense position when carrying a sword or bring the shield up into position. Nintendo is still going strong in terms of hardware sales and it had the first and second spot on hardware list. NPD says that "consumer spending on Nintendo Switch, Plug N Play devices such as the SNES Classic and the PS4 continue to provide growth", with no mention of the Xbox One.

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