Nintendo Switch sales were up 44 percent from January to March compared to the same quarter last year.
Are flying numbers Today, total sales of the Nintendo Switch platform reached 28.83 million for the fiscal year, up 37 percent from the number of 21 million platforms the company shipped the previous year, and surpassed the company’s revised forecast.
In February, Nintendo raised its annual forecast to 26.5 million switches for the fiscal year ending March 31 due to strong demand during the Coronavirus pandemic, a number raised from 19 million units at the start of the year.
The lifetime sales figure now stands at 84.59 million switchboards shipped worldwide since its launch in 2017, bringing it close to the figure of 101.63 million units sold from the Wii console.
Games sales for the year increased by 37 percent, with 230.88 million copies sold compared to 168.72 million in the previous fiscal year, led by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which sold 20.85 million copies.
Other notable games include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (10.62 million copies), Super Mario 3D All-Star (9.01 million copies), and Ring Fit Adventure (7.38 million copies).
Looking forward, Nintendo plans to release the Switch Lite in blue in May.
The company is also preparing for a global launch of additional games, including Miitopia in May, Mario Golf: Super Rush in June, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD in July.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are planned to be released in late 2021.
Nintendo says it is working with Niantic to develop a new Pikmin app for smartphones, which will be released in the second half of 2021.
Nintendo’s full-year revenue rose to $ 16.6 billion, an increase of 35 percent compared to the $ 11.9 billion it made last year, making its full-year profit about $ 4.4 billion.
The company expects sales to reach $ 14.6 billion and 25.5 million switch platforms for the year ending in March 2022.
Nintendo is rumored to be working on a new switch with 4K output, which should compete better with the more powerful Xbox and PlayStation platforms.
It is said: The upcoming device includes a 7-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 720 pixels built by Samsung, and is scheduled to enter mass production in June.
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