Nintendo has released its financial report of the previous quarter, revealing how well the Nintendo Switch and its exclusive titles performed.
By June 30 (the final day of Nintendo’s first fiscal quarter), 61.44 million Nintendo Switch units were sold. It is now less than a half-million away from the NES, which launched in hot water in 1985 in the United States, which was still trying to recover from the video game crash of 1983. The Nintendo 3DS product line is not that far either (75.77 million sales – the Switch might hit this figure by next Spring). In the previous quarter, 5.67 million Switch units were sold, and we also bought 50.43 million games. Still, the big N did not change its forecast: for the fiscal year (April 2020-March 2021), it still expects to see 19 million Nintendo Switch sales. As the Christmas rush tends to be strong (October-December), they will easily break this expectation. Perhaps Nintendo is underestimating the consumers…?
Until now, a total of 406.67 million Switch games were sold, meaning on average, we bought 6.61 titles per Switch. Speaking of games, the big N has also updated its top 10 of Switch-exclusive titles:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 26.74 million
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 22.4 million (it came out in late March – it IS a killer app if it sold this much in a little over three months!)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 19.99 million
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 18.60 million
- Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 18.22 million
- Super Mario Odyssey – 18.06 million
- Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 12.20 million
- Super Mario Party – 10.94 million
- Splatoon 2 – 10.71 million
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 7.44 million
Three more sales figures: Ring Fit Adventure – 3.9 million, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition – 1.32 million (released May 29), Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 1.03 million (released June 5). The latter two got its first official sales figures.
Sure, the coronavirus pushed the Switch ahead by a lot, but it’s not unlikely that in a year, the platform will be nearing 90 million sales…
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