NPD has just released their April sales numbers and the Nintendo Switch was the top-selling games console in North America, with more than 280,000 units sold. Combined with over 68,000 3DS systems sold, Nintendo hardware units made up nearly half of all games consoles sold in April.
The system itself was not the only chart leader; Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold over 460,000 physical units making it the top-selling video game in the month of April having only gone on sale on April 28th. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild only dropped two places to find itself as the third best selling game in April.
The upcoming lineups for both systems include Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo 3DS, May 19), Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom (Nintendo Switch, May 26), ARMS (Nintendo Switch, June 16), Ever Oasis (Nintendo 3DS, June 23) and Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch, July 21). Nintendo 3DS games Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia both launch on July 28, the same day as New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo’s newest hand-held system.