Nintendo's Earnings Rise on Continued Switch Success

Nintendo's Earnings Rise on Continued Switch Success

Nintendo's Earnings Rise on Continued Switch Success

For the first six months ending on September 30, Nintendo's big software releases included "Mario Tennis Aces", which sold 2.16 million and "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze" which sold 1.67 million.

The Kyoto-based company reported operating profit of 30.9 billion yen ($274 million) during the July-September quarter, below analyst estimates for 37.9 billion yen. In the last quarter, revenue grew to $1.96 billion compared to $1.95 billion for the same period a year ago. A Mario Kart game was the top-selling title for the Wii U and 3DS. Ultimate coming this year, and appearances from other key Nintendo IPs like Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, and Metroid set for 2019 - there's no better time to be a fan of the Switch.

It represents a new milestone for the Switch as Nintendo's latest console has now outsold the GameCube.

The company has also sold 111.10 million software units for the Switch. Launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild rounds out this trio at 10.28 million, making for a grand total of three Switch titles that have surpassed ten million copies sold worldwide.

President Shuntaro Furukawa, who assumed the role in June, said the sales target was a challenge but expressed confidence it would be reached.

Remember: Nintendo has also said that if the Switch continues to sell "multiple units per household", that they'll shift gears.

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 holiday season battle begins now". The Switch is missing out on one of the strongest third-party lineups in years, including blockbusters like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which won't be available on Nintendo's device due to its limited graphical power.

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