Owner and founder of Rectify Gaming.
Nintendo revealed lots of news today for the latest fiscal year and the other piece of news that was reported was about the sales of the switch. The Nintendo Switch has now sold 17.79 million units worldwide as of March 31, with some 68.97 million software units shipped for the same period.
Nintendo added that it predicts it will sell 20 million more Switch units this fiscal year and 100 million games for the same period. That’s a lot, and it speaks to Nintendo’s strong ambition for the year, which makes sense given a new Smash Bros. game is on the way.
Nintendo said it shipped a total of 15.05 million Switch units during the fiscal year ended March 31. Over that period, Super Mario Odyssey moved 10.41 million units, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shifted 9.22 million copies. Splatoon 2 shipped 6.02 million copies during the fiscal year. Including games from other publishers, the Switch has 12 games that have sold more than 1 million units.
The 3DS stayed “solid” for Nintendo during the country, despite its age and going up against the Switch, Nintendo said. It sold 6.40 million units during the fiscal year, with Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon shipping 7.51 million units for the year. Life to date, the 3DS has now sold 72.53 million units, with some 364.89 million games sold.
Overall, Nintendo’s sales for the fiscal year ended March 31 came out to ¥1.05 trillion, up sharply from last year. Additionally, operating profit was 177.5 billion yen, which was also a significant increase from last year.
“Consumers have been very receptive to the new concept introduced by Nintendo Switch as a home gaming system that they can take with them to play anytime, anywhere, with anyone, which helped it maintain its favorable momentum during this fiscal year,” Nintendo said. “Looking ahead, we plan to leverage this momentum to reach an even broader range of consumers and expand the installed base of the hardware.”