These kids are delighted to have found some units in stock
Image: Nintendo of America

The Switch has given Nintendo some very welcome positive sales numbers, to the point that the company is only too happy to show them off. Nintendo of America has been quick out of the gate with the April NPD numbers (which cover physical US sales) due to the positive news they bring.

First of all, the Nintendo Switch was the top-selling hardware in the country for the second successive month, which is especially pleasing as stock has still been somewhat hard to find. "More than 280,000 units" were sold, and the 3DS also shifted over 68,000 systems, which Nintendo says means its hardware accounted for "almost half" of dedicated gaming system sales in the US. That's arguably a stretch as a real statistic due to there only being two other major 'current gen' rivals, but nevertheless it's impressive to see that demand remains high for the Switch.

In terms of game sales it's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at the top, the best-selling game of the month with over 460,000 physical sales and a combined US total (including downloads) of over 550,000 units. That was just two days of sales, too, as the game arrived at the end of the month and there was a data cut off on 29th April.

Nintendo has also chosen to highlight the Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which showed strong momentum to be the third best-seller in the US for April. The company also cites 1-2-Switch and Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! as selling well.

Some positive results for Nintendo in the US market for April; it'll hope to see MK8 Deluxe and some third-party titles continue the momentum in the May figures.