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Nintendo Top Console Sales In June, But Not Because Of The Switch

Nintendo Top Console Sales In June, But Not Because Of The Switch

Console rivalry has never been more intense. The battle for the top spot does not sleep, but out of the chaos we have a new champion in town.

Well, for June in the US.

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A new report suggests Nintendo are the kings of selling consoles, but their crowning device might well surprise you.

Their flagship console, the Switch, has been pushed aside by a rework of an absolute fan favourite.

The NES Classic Edition was this month's highest unit-selling hardware platform. Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Credit: Nintendo
Credit: Nintendo

This is despite a rather late launch in June, which was obviously no problem when batting off competition from Sony, Microsoft, and other Nintendo devices.

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If you were lucky enough to purchase one, you will find yourself playing up to 30 classic NES games. These include Donkey Kong, Metroid, Pac-Man, and Super Mario Bros.

The success didn't stop there for the video game company, however. Mario Tennis Aces claimed the top spot for video game sales, and that's without the inclusion of digital downloads.

Amazingly, Grand Theft Auto V was the third highest selling game of the month, and Far Cry 5 tops the sales for the entire year so far. GTA's climb might be due to the recent After Hours DLC, but you can't deny how impressive it is that a five-year-old game is so high up.

Here's a list of the top 20 selling games for June 2018 in the US:

1. Mario Tennis Aces*
2. God of War
3. Grand Theft Auto V
4. The Crew 2
5. Far Cry 5
6. Mario Kart 8*
7. Lego Incredibles
8. FIFA 18*
9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
10. Detroit: Become Human
11. Super Mario Odyssey*
12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
13. Rainbow Six Siege
14. NBA 2K18
15. Call of Duty: WWII
16. MLB The Show 18
17. Assassin's Creed: Origins
18. Vampyr
19. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
20. State of Decay 2



















*Titles marked with an asterisk do not include digital sales

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Technology, switch, Entertainment, sony, Microsoft, gta 5, Nintendo

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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