August was not the best month for the video game industry in America, with software sales falling to their lowest since 1998, according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. Despite this, Nintendo still had a good run and the switch was once again the best-selling hardware system as well as the only platform with sales gains in both August and the year-to-date. It remains the best-selling system of 2019 within the US.
In terms of the best-selling games of the month, five of these games were exclusive to the Switch. This included Astral Chain which made it into 10th spot after just a few days on the market. Fire Emblem: Three Houses What is the best-selling Nintendo game during this period? And Madden NFL 20 by Electronic Arts took out the top spot.
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