Published: Thu, July 27, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Nintendo Switch Games Are Selling Really, Really Well

Nintendo Switch Games Are Selling Really, Really Well

The company revealed that they are still aiming to ship 12.74 million units by March 31st, 2018, which would result in 10 million units being sold during the current fiscal year.

We also got updates for the other Nintendo consoles, with the 3DS reaching 67.08 million units with 335.10 million software units. Amiibo sold 1.6 million figurines and 1.3 million card packs. The report indicates nearly 4 million copies of Breath of the Wild have been sold so far, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't too far behind with 3.5 million copies sold.

Nintendo released a hybrid console called the Switch in March, hoping it would find more success than its predecessor the Wii U, which was widely considered a flop.

The success of the console, along with that of mobile game Pokemon Go, have helped push Nintendo's stock price up 60 percent over the past year. Breath of the Wild sold 1.16M (a cumulative 3.92M). In fact, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was really the only big 3DS release, though 3DS software sales should rise again later this year with the release of Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon. Net profit was Yen21.3 billion, compared with a Yen24.5 billion net loss a year ago when the strong yen hurt the value of the company's dollar- and euro-denominated holdings. That's a 149% increase in revenue compared to the same time previous year.

It ain't just the Switch that's pulling in all of Nintendo's cash. Of that figure, a large part came from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sales, which was the biggest-selling title of the quarter with 3.54m units worldwide. If the supply has surpassed demand and the PS4 is still winning the NPD charts in July and August, then it won't look good for Nintendo at all.

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