The NPD charts for the month of July have been released, and as noted by Venture Beat, not only has the Switch won this month with Octopath Traveler in the top spot, the system is also right out in front when it comes to physical retail game sales so far this year.
Nintendo's platform is reportedly the sole system to experience year-on-year growth, with full-priced game sales in the month of July up by a total of 70 percent. This is not taking into account digital game sales, as the NPD Group has not tracked them.
The Switch is predominantly sustaining sales with key Nintendo releases including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey - all of which placed within the top ten on the charts for the month of July. Meanwhile, certain games are considered to be overachievers, with Square Enix's Octopath Traveler being the primary example. Although, it's admittedly not all that surprising considering the ongoing reports about the JRPG selling out.
Overall, the combined sales have resulted in a better than expected second year for the Nintendo Switch. Here's hoping this successful run for Nintendo continues leading into the holiday season.