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We're getting pretty used to sharing Switch success stories these days, but here's another for you: Nintendo's hybrid machine was the best-selling console of April in the US and remains the best-selling system of 2019 so far.

The news comes from US games industry analyst Mat Piscatella, who has shared a thread of new data on Twitter. He notes that Switch "was the best-selling hardware platform of both April as well as year-to-date across both unit and dollar sales", and that the Neon Red/Blue Switch bundle is the best-selling individual hardware item of 2019.

Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling game of April, with the highest performing Nintendo-published title being Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which took fifth place. Mortal Kombat 11's dominance came from every platform it released on, hitting number one across the board. Piscatella notes that this is the first time a third-party published game was the best-seller for any given month on Switch since Ubisoft released Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at the end of August 2017.

The top ten sellers for both Switch and 3DS have also been shared:

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games (US, April 2019)

- Includes physical and full game digital sales for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel
- Ranked on dollar sales

1) Mortal Kombat 11
2) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
3) Yoshi's Crafted World
4) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5) New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
6) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
7) Super Mario Party
8) Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
9) Super Mario Odyssey
10) Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 VR Kit

Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Games (US, April 2019)

- Includes physical and full game digital sales for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel
- Ranked on dollar sales

1) Pokémon Ultra Sun
2) Pokémon Ultra Moon
3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
4) Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
5) Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
6) Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
7) Detective Pikachu
8) Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser's Jr's Journey
9) Mario Kart 7
10) Super Mario 3D Land

Do you think Switch will continue to be so successful throughout 2019? Did you buy any of these top-selling games last month? Let us know in the comments.

[via twitter.com]