Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 21.74 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo Switch Just Outsold Gamecube's Lifetime Sales

The company highlighted digital "sales of downloadable versions of packaged software and add-on content for Nintendo Switch showed especially good growth", of 71.7% year-over-year. The company would have to do much better this year to hit its goal.

The NES Classic Mini, and SNES Classic Mini combined sold 3.69 million units in the same period.

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

During the six-month period ended September 30, Nintendo's sales were up 4% year-over-year to 388.9 billion yen ($3.4 billion).

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In its earnings release, Nintendo suggested its Switch console was a main driver of its successful period. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a game that originally released on Wii U, has sold 1.67 million units. Mobile has yet to become a meaningful segment of revenue, but the strength of Nintendo Switch and first party software sales are covering up for the weakness in the company's smartphone division. Nintendo believes it can achieve its high target with the upcoming Pokemon and Super Smash Bros, so it is all dependant on those titles as to whether it can achieve this. 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.

Overall, Super Mario Odyssey remains the Switch's top-seller, with 12.17 million, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's 11.71 million, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild with 10.28 million. If any first-party Nintendo title in the world were to boost the Switch into Wii-like numbers, I think it'd be that one.

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This resulted in a 34 billion yen ($301 million USD) profit in the last quarter, up from ¥30 billion a year earlier.

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