Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 21.74 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 21.74 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 21.74 Million Units Worldwide

Due to the Nintendo Switch's line between mobile and console gaming, many players might assume that Fortnite isn't as popular - but after a recent earnings report released by Nintendo, they are further off than they may think.

In its earnings release, Nintendo suggested its Switch console was a main driver of its successful period. DK in particular is notable, as along with Mario Kart it means a fifth of the Switch's best-selling games were originally on Wii U. As for Xenoblade, I'm still surprised and happy that its held onto that tenth place spot. The console has now surpassed the lifetime worldwide unit sales of the Nintendo GameCube, which has sold 21.74 million units.

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". Operating profit for the first six months of Nintendo's fiscal year was up 53.7% year-over-year despite only 4% revenue growth over the same time period.

Highly anticipated: Nintendo's Switch is midway through its second year and sales continue to be incredibly solid.

"From the beginning we decided on a target that would be challenging to reach, not easy", Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said after the results. Considering the total units sold are 22.86 million, we can assume ~11 million people have downloaded Fortnite to their system. "The holiday season battle begins now". Of course there were popular non-Nintendo titles made for the GameCube - hello, Resident Evil franchise - but the most popular games for the console were nearly invariably first-party.

Traditionally, the final quarter of the calendar year accounts for a large portion of video game and video game hardware sales.

Revenue from the seven year-old 3DS continued falling sharply, dropping 65 percent to 16.4 billion yen in the September quarter from a year ago.

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