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Nintendo hasn't been shy of highlighting sales success this year, and the company has come out early to reveal another hugely impressive month in the October NPD results for the US.

Starting with hardware, the Switch once again took the number one spot, but in an impressive indication of its popularity (and stock levels) the Super NES Classic was the second best selling system. Throwing 3DS sales into the mix Nintendo states that its hardware accounted for two thirds of all gaming system sales in the US for October, with the broader market passing one million units; in other words at least 666,000 Nintendo units were sold.

Moving on to software, Nintendo states that - despite its launch late in the month - Super Mario Odyssey was the number one game (based on physical retail sales). That's for the single SKU charts, while there were evergreen sales for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 10th and 11th place respectively.

The full NPD line-up of results is due soon, but it says a lot that Nintendo is eager to share its positive news. The company's been enjoying a particularly good year and will hope to carry that momentum into the Holiday season.