Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Switch sells an additional 8.3 million, but Nintendo cuts its annual target

According to Nintendo’s latest financial results, the company has sold 8.3 million switch consoles in the last six months, with lifetime switch sales of nearly 93 million.

of Nintendo financial report During the six months ended September 30, 2021, the company announced sales of 8.3 million switch hardware. Of these, 6.45 million are standard switches and 1.82 million are Switch Lite. Console sales are down year-over-year, but the surge brought about by Animal Crossing: New Horizons in 2020 has always been hard to track.

Operating profit for the six months decreased by 24.5% to 219.9 billion yen ($ 1.9 billion), from 291.4 billion yen ($ 2.5 billion) in the same period in 2020 to 219.9 billion yen ($ 1.9 billion). Net sales also fell 18.9% to 624.5 yen. Billion yen ($ 5.4 billion).

Comparison of Nintendo Switch OLED model and original Nintendo Switch

In addition to this decline, Nintendo has noted the impact of a global semiconductor shortage and announced that it has reduced its annual switch shipment forecast from 25.5 million units to 24 million units. However, thanks to Switch OLED, Metroid Dread, and the upcoming Pokemon games Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl and Legend: Arceus, the company expects to be more successful in the near future.

With an additional 8.3 million sales, Switch sales can reach up to 92.87 million. In other words, it approached Nintendo’s best-selling Wii and achieved sales of 101.63 million. Switch has already surpassed Nintendo’s third-selling console, NES, with sales of 61.91 million units.

In software, Switch has sold 681 million games so far. The best-selling game for this system is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which sells 38.74 million copies. After gaining popularity in 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons came in second, with 34.85 million copies sold. Super Mash Brothers Ultimate won the final podium with sales of 25.71 million.

In Nintendo details, the Switch N64 controller appears to be sold out until 2022, players have reported issues with Switch Online’s expansion pack games, and a hacker named Bowser has been convicted of piracy.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment writer.