Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Nintendo’s NES Classic Was the U.S.’s Best-Selling Console in June

Nintendo’s NES Classic Was the U.S.’s Best-Selling Console in June

Year-to-date, the PlayStation 4 remains the best-selling console. On the other hand, the Switch was the only console to show improvement in its software sales in a month that was fairly slow for the rest of the market.

Nintendo's SNES Classic was also the overall top unit selling hardware platform in the U.S. in September when it first debuted in stores.

At least it is for Nintendo, the Japanese gaming giant that topped the game console sales charts in June with its nostalgia-laced, miniaturized Nintendo Entertainment System.

Since the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition came out they have been hot-ticket items. This is the first time the NES has been the top seller in a hardware survey, as NPD began tracking in 1995 and the original run was discontinued in late 1994.

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Nintendo's all-in-one retro console, the NES Classic Edition, was the bestselling piece of video game hardware for the month of June 2018, according to a United States market report from the NPD Group.

The NES console originally launched way back in the mid-'80s, but it got a huge re-release back in 2016 as the "NES Classic Edition" - a tiny facsimile of the original console.

The NES Classic comes loaded with 30 games including classics like Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Pac-Man. What do you make of this report and does this make you want to invest in an NES Classic Edition?

Amazingly, the little NES Classic managed to beat both the PS4, Xbox One and even Nintendo's own Switch to being the best selling console.

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