NPD Group: Switch Number one Hardware for July, Octopath Traveler Best Selling Software

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NPD Group have released their latest monthly data covering online game sales in the states and this appears like Nintendo have scooped top billing for the software and hardware alike, after what’s been a resurgent period regarding their nearest competitor, Sony and also the PS4. It’s the seventh month that this Switch finds itself the best-selling hardware of that month, since its launch in March 2017. Though as the Switch’s continuing commercial success would possibly not be a very good surprise, Square Enix’s uniquely-looking Octopath Traveler, a third-party exclusive for the platform, is definitely much more note-worthy.

In fact, the acclaimed JRPG even managed to claim the superior spot with out factoring in digital sales. It’s already been confirmed the fact that game has broken the million mark since its release on July 13 and has now even suffered stock shortages in Square’s native land of Japan on account of popular demand — eager fans advised to resort to digital copies instead. But even beyond your top spots, it’s been a good month for Nintendo which has a further four of your top games of July, being completely first-party titles. All the same, the PS4 stays the best-selling console so far of 2018 with Xbox too seeing a rise of 60% in hardware sales in the process.

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