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Video Game Sales 'Switch' Back in March

21 Apr, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Nintendo Switch

After several lackluster months, sales of video games, hardware and accessories rebounded in March, according to new data from The NPD Group.

Hardware benefitted from the Nintendo Switch launch, which contributed to console sales doubling to $485 million. NPD said Switch’s debut represented the second-largest console launch in 20 years.

Sales of new packaged media games increased 5% to $612 million, which PC games revenue dropped 25% to $29 million.

Accessory revenue increased 9% to $231 million, driven in large part by Switch.

Top-selling games included Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands; Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; EA’s Mass Effect: Andromeda and Sony’s Horizon Zero Dawn.

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