Sports Games Dominate August As Madden Makes Run Up Year's Top 10

DOOM 64 PS4 and Switch limited print physical editions announced

DOOM 64 PS4 and Switch limited print physical editions announced

As reported on twitter by video game industry analyst Mat Piscatella, the Switch, along with several of its games, had tremendous sales numbers in August 2020. Between January and April in the USA, the Nintendo Switch broke the all-time record for dollar sales.

In addition to Madden's success, Nintendo will have cause for celebration when reflecting on August's sales figures. This is the 21 consecutive year that a game bearing the "Madden NFL" name has been the top seller in its release month. The second best-selling game of the month is also a sports title; UFC 4 set a new franchise launch month sales record for an EA UFC game. Consumer spending totalled $3.3 billion, a 37% year-on-year increase, led by a strong performance from sports games and Nintendo Switch hardware and software.

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DOOM 64 is the latest Nintendo Switch game to receive a physical print run thanks to publisher Limited Run Games. Switch unit sales were the highest for an individual platform in May since the Nintendo DS did so in May 2009.

The number of units sold more than doubled when compared to sales from the same month previous year. The console achieved the highest August dollar sales for a hardware platform in USA history, according to the NPD Group's data. Just recently, Nintendo has announced Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which is a prequel to The legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and one of the games that immediately became one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year.

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