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The incredible demand for the Nintendo Switch has enabled it to jump to the top of the NPD sales charts over the past few months but hardware shortages - driven by a lack of components - have cost the system top spot in May.

According to the latest NPD figures, the PlayStation 4 was the biggest selling console in North America during the month of May, but the Switch's success continues to drive the market. Hardware spend grew 7 percent compared to May 2016 to $147 million, with Switch largely responsible for that boost.

Nintendo games also performed well in the software charts, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild both selling briskly enough to remain in the top 5. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia on the 3DS also made the top 10; it's worth noting that digital sales for all three games were not factored into these results.

NPD Software Top 20: May 2017

  1. Injustice 2
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. PREY
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. MLB 17: The Show
  10. Overwatch
  11. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  12. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  13. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  14. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  15. Mass Effect Andromeda
  16. Farpoint
  17. Battlefield 1
  18. Nier: Automata
  19. Minecraft
  20. FIFA 17

In terms of Nintendo Switch software charts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe reigns supreme, with titles like Disgaea 5 Complete and Ultra Street Fighter II making their mark.

Nintendo Switch Software Top 20: May 2017

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  4. Disgaea 5 Complete
  5. 1-2 Switch
  6. Lego City: Undercover
  7. Puyo Puyo Tetris
  8. Super Bomberman R
  9. Just Dance 2017
  10. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

[via pushsquare.com]