Kirby and the Forgotten Land announces the third time in March NPD results
NPD results, which include game sales in the United States along with more data, are currently released for March. Nintendo published or distributed two notable titles last month, and their results varied widely.
Although full public data isn’t until April 26, the writer of Axios Stephen Totilo shared a chart of non-mobile games (including Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, and of course Switch), based on dollar sales. It doesn’t matter that Nintendo doesn’t share its eShop data, so those download sales won’t contribute.
Even taking into account the disadvantage of download sales not being factored into this chart, that’s an impressive result for Kirby and the Forgotten Land in the third. It had strong word of mouth at launch along with rave reviews, and that has clearly translated into strong sales in an important market. Pokémon Legend: Arceus and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe still doing well in the top 10.
Also of note, Kirby is also 7th in the ‘so far’ ranking.
Back to the results for March, Triangle Strategy debuted at number 16 (based purely on boxed copy sales). While it doesn’t exactly light up the charts, it’s a relatively niche genre, while globally, it managed about 800,000 sales in the first two weeks.
So there you have it, some solid results for Switch titles. Let us know what you think, as always, in the comments!