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People continue to buy video games. Why? Just to suffer? Surely there are too many video games to enjoy in this one transient lifetime. Why, if I could just find the person who made this world so cruel and fleeting, I’d… continue to report on the video games people are buying each month. And the Switch leader isn’t particularly surprising.



Coming in at #1 for the console this month – and #4 across all platforms – is Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The series has come a long way from being sold in limited quantities as a GameStop exclusive with its initial Wii release in North America… truly, its future has been changed. Also breaking into the Switch top ten this month are Live A Live at #8 and Digimon Survive at #9 (who, thanks to a multiplatform release, managed to get #8 for the month on all platforms. Impressive!) Xenoblade and Digimon’s sales are extra impressive when one remembers they were released only a few scant days before the month ended.



As always, Nintendo doesn’t report digital sales, so the games are selling even better than projected. The rest of the top ten is business as usual – Nintendo Switch Sports fell slightly from #3 to #7, but  otherwise Switch mainstays (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Smash Ultimate) remain steady. YTD sales overall are pretty similar. The purchasing of video games will go on, as will our future that we craft with our own two hands.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.