While Sony’s holiday console sales dropped due to parts shortages, Nintendo managed to have a strong quarter with the Switch. Thanks to what it called the “good start” of the OLED Switch, it sold 10.67 million units in the third quarter (October to December), far surpassing the 3.9 million PS5 units sold by Sony. This takes total Switch sales to 103.54 million since it was released in 2017, allowing it to surpass the Wii’s lifetime sales of 101.63 million.
Not everything was perfect, however. Switch sales are still down 8% from last year, and Nintendo has revised its annual forecast down by one million units. Now, he believes he will sell 23 million units, down from the 24 million forecast in the last quarter. In the first nine months, its sales are 6% lower than last year, to $11.52 billion.
As for software, Nintendo said it had the highest quarterly sales (consumer) sales since the Switch’s launch. pokemon remasters shiny diamond and Shiny Pearl lead Nintendo game sales with 13.97 million total units in the last nine months. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 7.96 million units, Mario Party Superstars sold 5.43 million units and Animal Crossing: New Horizons 4.99 million.
fear of metroid, launched last year, has managed 2.74 million units since it went on sale. Nintendo also has a few new titles that will count towards the next quarter, including pokemon legends arceus which arrived on the 28th of January. That title dropped to a good start in ukovercoming Cross between animals first week sales. Nintendo also has Kirby and the Forgotten Land arriving March 25th.
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