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Nintendo owned the September video game console sales, leaving not much for Sony and Microsoft. The Mario company also owned October. According to the NPD Group, which tracks U.S. video game sales, the Nintendo Switch system was the No. 1 video game hardware in October, followed by the Super NES Classic Edition in the No. 2 spot.
When combined with the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Nintendo systems accounted for two-thirds of all video game hardware sold in the United States for the second month in a row. The U.S. video game industry achieved hardware sales of more than 1 million total units in October for the first time since 2011.
Microsoft and Sony need to hope that this changes in November. If Nintendo continues to lock up 66% of the spending on consoles, it will end bad for the Xbox and PS4 this Holiday season.
The Super Mario Odyssey game for Nintendo Switch emerged as the top-selling video game of the month on the NPD sales chart, even though it launched at the end of the month on Oct. 27. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild games for Nintendo Switch finished as the No. 10 and No. 11 individual games for the month, respectively.
The Nintendo Switch console is featured in several Black Friday 2017 ads. The new Nintendo console is featured for instance on the Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad, Best Buy Black Friday 2017 ad and the Meijer Black Friday 2017 ad. Only the latter has a deal on the Nintendo Switch console. All other shops sell the Nintendo Switch for the regular $299.99 price. Meijer gives you a $30 shopping credit with the purchase of the Nintendo Switch.
While the Nintendo Switch console is not on sale for the most part on Black Friday, there are some Black Friday deals on games for the Nintendo Switch. The Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad features a $49 Legend Of Zelda Special Edition. Nintendo just announced the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer's Edition for Black Friday. Best Buy advertises many Switch game deals in their Black Friday flyer. See the deals below.
Walmart Black Friday 2017:
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Amazon Black Friday 2017 deals are available on amazon.com. Find all announced Amazon Black Friday 2017 deals on the list Amazon released. Besides Amazon Devices Black Friday deals, Amazon will offer a wide range of Black Friday TV deals, savings on toys, music, video and video games.
See also the Top 10 Amazon Black Friday 2017 deals, Top 10 Walmart Black Friday 2017 deals, Top 10 Target Black Friday 2017 deals the Top 10 Best Buy Black Friday 2017 deals. Scoring any of our top 10 Black Friday deals will make you win Black Friday 2017.
Black Friday 2017 is on November 24. The Black Friday Deals are already rolling in. Visit the Black Friday Deals Tracker for today's best Black Friday 2017 deals. Many of the most anticipated Black Friday 2017 ads have been released including Walmart Black Friday 2017 Ad, Best Buy Black Friday 2017 Ad, Target Black Friday 2017 Ad.Find all released Black Friday 2017 ads.
This year you can score the hottest Black Friday 2017 online doorbuster deals with our online inventory tracking app The Tracker. The app will notify you when the most popular doorbuster deals will be available online at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and other stores.
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