Nintendo Switch Surpasses GameCube, But …

Nintendo Switch Surpasses GameCube, But …

Nintendo Switch Surpasses GameCube, But …

In the last quarter, revenue grew to $1.96 billion compared to $1.95 billion for the same period past year.

For context, this puts the Switch past the GameCube, Nintendo's sixth-generation console which debuted in Japan in September 2001 and went on to accumulate 21.74 million in lifetime sales.

Well everyone, it's official: there are now more Nintendo Switch consoles than Gamecubes in the world. The Switch saw no new major titles during the September quarter, while older and indie games weren't enough to sustain momentum.

Joining the many juicy nuggets of information revealed by the recent financial briefing, Nintendo has shared graphical sales representations of the Switch's evergreen titles, showing just how strong and important these sales are to the company.

Nintendo didn't change its full-year outlook for operating profit, revenue, and Switch hardware and software sales.

President Shuntaro Furukawa, who assumed the role in June, said the sales target was a challenge but expressed confidence it would be reached. "The holiday season battle begins now".

The NES Classic Mini, and SNES Classic Mini combined sold 3.69 million units in the same period. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, set for release on December 7; and Pokémon: Let's Go!

Still, remakes and indie titles aren't compelling enough for most people to buy a new console.

Nintendo hasn't announced a new Mario Kart for the Switch, but it is working on one for smartphones.

Nintendo expects that the releases of "Super Mario Party", which came out earlier this month, but isn't part of the first half of Nintendo's fiscal year, two "Pokemon" titles, and "Super Smash Bros". The outcome fell short of analysts' estimates but qualified as the company's best quarterly result in eight years. Its newest mobile title Dragalia Lost was released on September 27, resulting in minimal contribution to the quarter.

While price drops and bundles can have an impact on console sales, another big driver is software releases.

In its eighth year, the 3DS continues to make a lot of money, despite the overall decline.

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