Elsewhere, Nintendo Switch software continues to quietly record big numbers as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became the sixth best-seller of August. Madden is the best-selling sports franchise in United States gaming history and has been the best-selling title in its release month for 21 consecutive years, so its strong performance this past month perhaps isn't too surprising. The console achieved the highest August dollar sales for a hardware platform in US history, according to the NPD Group's data. The second best-selling game of the month is also a sports title; UFC 4 set a new franchise launch month sales record for an EA UFC game. Sales statistics for the month of August have come out, revealing that Nintendo had a record-breaking month for sales thanks to their hybrid console.
The physical edition of the id Software classic will launch on PS4 and Nintendo Switch in two formats. The Switch broke the record for highest sales, by the dollar, of any gaming platform in August in USA history. The console is August's best-selling hardware platform. The Switch's August sales doubled the number of units sold in August 2019.
Nintendo also had an interesting achievement with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Pisccatella notes that it "has ranked among the top 7 best-sellers on Switch for 42 consecutive months".