Nintendo Switch is still unstoppable: 89.04 million units sold

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Nintendo Switch has exceeded 89.04 million units sold around the world. Nintendo Co., Ltd. has presented this Thursday the financial results for the first quarter of the recently started fiscal year (Q1 / FY2021) and reflects a distribution rhythm that does not suffer despite the announcement of the Nintendo Switch OLED, the new model of the family scheduled for this October.

During the quarter that includes the months of April, May and June, Nintendo has shipped 4.45 million units of the console (5.68 million in this same period a year ago); Of that amount, 3.31 million correspond to the standard model, the hybrid, while 1.14 million units are attributed to Nintendo Switch Lite, the company’s only portable solution. In the global calculation, since the launch of the console last March 2017, 73.20 million of the Joy-Con model have been sold; while Nintendo Switch Lite has been the option 15.84 million times.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the favorites

At the software level, this quarter 45.29 million video games have been sold, which gives a total of 632.40 million titles since launch. We are talking about a very high ratio: each Nintendo Switch player has an average of 7.10 titles.

Nintendo users’ interest in games first-party it’s overwhelming. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons Continue to Break Records; as well as the rest of the top-10 titles to date. The driving title now has 37.08 million units, one step away from surpassing the figures of Mario Kart Wii (37.88 million accumulated units); while the latest installment of Tom Nook and co’s life simulator sets unprecedented records with 33.89 million games sold since its premiere in March 2020.

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The Pokémon universe is still waiting to know if the 21.85 million units sold of Pokémon Sword and Shield will end up exceeding the 23.10 million Pokémon Gold / Silver (1999, GB), thus becoming the second best-selling editions in history of the saga; only behind Pokémon Red / Green / Blue (1996, GB) and its 31.38 million units. It remains to be seen if he will be able to overcome them.

Nintendo Switch keeps pace: will overtake Wii this year

After reaching Game Boy Advance (81.51 million units) last March, the hybrid closed the quarter that includes the period from April 1 to June 30, 2021 according to the forecasts of the company led by Shuntaro Furukawa, closer and closer to 101 million units of Wii, which it will exceed before the end of this year on March 31, 2022.

Because the forecasts have not changed. Nintendo assured its investors a shipment of 25.5 million Nintendo Switch consoles throughout the 2021/22 financial year, one of the best historical distribution data for the company, which will allow the platform to reach over 105 million units around the world.

Sources | Nintendo Earnings Release; Nintendo IR Data / Software

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