First-party exclusives have always been a major selling point for Nintendo consoles, but the latest sales figures show just how important they really are.
New chart data from Mat Piscatella of the NPD Group, which also confirmed today that Switch hardware sales broke another record, shows that all of Switch’s top-selling games in the US were released by Nintendo last month.
The chart below shows the top-selling Switch games in August 2020, sorted by dollar sales. Only physical games are taken into account ̵
In August at least, no third-party game sold as well as the titles listed above. The Switch is often viewed as a wonderful place for indie gaming and third-party ports, but nothing comes close to Mario, Zelda, and Animal Crossing.
This was revealed elsewhere in Piscatella’s account Zelda: Breath of the Wild has consistently ranked in the top 7 best-selling games in the US every month since its release. With accomplishments like this, maybe this diagram isn’t all that surprising?