Nintendo has revealed the results of its latest fiscal report for the last quarter. The switch has already reached 89 million units.
Nintendo Switch has taken a huge boost in recent years and is on its way to becoming the best-selling console in history, according to the latest estimates. For now, the hybrid of the big N has surpassed another console.
Having caught up with Xbox 360 in total sales, the Nintendo Switch was quick to overtake PS3. With 88.83 million units sold ( VGC Chartz ) and 89.04 million units distributed, the console is placed seventh on the list of best-selling platforms in the history of video games.
Its next “victim” is the Nintendo Wii, which has sold 101 million units. To achieve such an ambitious goal, it is time to take a look at the latest financial results of the Japanese company in the past quarter, up to June 30, 2021.
Nintendo has announced a decrease in sales and profits compared to the same quarter last year. Specifically, sales decreased 9.9%, and operating profit decreased 17.3%.
However, this descent has an explanation. From Nintendo, they comment that Switch sales remain stable. The reason for this decrease is due to the fact that last year, the console experienced an unprecedented “boom” thanks to the pandemic and the launch of Animal Crossing New Horizons.
You already know the story well enough and from what the data points out, Nintendo has not been able to replicate the tremendous success of the simulation franchise with the releases that have been released during this period of time.
Regarding the sale of consoles, there has been a fall of 27.1% with 3.31 million units of Nintendo Switch sold and 1.14 million of Nintendo Switch Lite. Sales of the standard model have grown, while the drop is influenced by a decline in sales of the Lite model.
As for games. Sales have also decreased 10.2% in software. The maximum representatives of this period are New Pokémon Snap with more than two million games distributed only in the West and Mario Golf: Super Rush with 1.34 million games sent.