Switch hits 107.6 million as Nintendo claims its 'highest annual software sales ever'

Swap hits 107.6 million as Nintendo claims its ‘highest annual software program gross sales ever’

Nintendo Swap has continued to realize floor as the corporate’s best-selling gaming {hardware}, with 107.65 million items bought as of March 31, 2022, it mentioned Tuesday.

Earlier this 12 months, Swap was already confirmed because the best-selling Nintendo house console of all time, with Wii’s revenue of 101.63 million. Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless a protracted approach to go earlier than it matches the 154.02 million Nintendo DS items bought and the Recreation Boy (and Recreation Boy Colour) at 118.69 million.

Exterior of Nintendo’s personal consoles, solely PlayStation 4 (116.6 million) and PlayStation 2 (155 million) have surpassed the Nintendo Swap.

In whole, Nintendo bought 23.06 million Swap consoles throughout its twenty second fiscal 12 months, representing a 20% drop from the earlier 12 months, when the console peaked at 28.83 million items.

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The corporate famous that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was a key driver of {hardware} gross sales throughout the earlier fiscal 12 months, and that FY22 was additionally hit by shortages in semiconductor parts and different elements.

About 25% of Swap gross sales for the 12 months have been the brand new OLED unit, Nintendo mentioned, whereas the usual console made up 58.7%. Swap launched in March 2017, Swap Lite launched in September 2019 and the brand new Nintendo Swap OLED mannequin launched in October 2021.

The corporate mentioned it expects 21 million consoles earlier than the top of its present fiscal 12 months in March 2023, which represents a 9.8% decline from the earlier 12 months and a 37% decline from FY 2020. famous that Nintendo is thought for its conservative projections.

As ordinary for its monetary stories, Nintendo additionally offered up to date software program gross sales figures on Tuesday.

In whole, greater than one million titles have been bought throughout Nintendo’s FY22. In consequence, software program gross sales grew 1.8% year-over-year to 235.07 million items, which the corporate says is the best annual software program gross sales determine ever for a Nintendo platform.

The corporate confirmed that the current launch of Kirby: The Forgotten Land has bought 2.1 million items in 2 weeks, whereas Pokémon Legends: Arceus has bought 12.64 million items and Metroid Dread has managed 2.9 million.

Switch hits 107.6 million as Nintendo claims its 'highest annual software sales ever'
Switch hits 107.6 million as Nintendo claims its 'highest annual software sales ever'

Nintendo reiterated that it expects to launch first-party titles resembling Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet someday in 2022. As well as, Mario Celebration Superstars bought 6.88 million copies and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 3.91 million copies. †

Titles launched in earlier fiscal years additionally continued to carry out properly, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe promoting 9.94 million items (for a complete of 45.33 million items) and Animal Crossing: New Horizons promoting 6.01 million items (for a complete of 38.64 million items).

The gross sales figures present that Nintendo bought almost 35 million Pokémon video games previously fiscal 12 months.

Looking forward to the remainder of the present fiscal 12 months, Nintendo mentioned it anticipated main software program releases like Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to spice up {hardware} gross sales.

“As for the Nintendo Swap, we are going to proceed to propagate the attraction of all three {hardware} fashions to keep up excessive gross sales momentum and develop the set up base.

“By way of software program, along with the discharge of Nintendo Swap Sports activities in April, we now have deliberate the worldwide releases of Xenoblade 3 (July) and Splatoon 3 (September). As well as, the newest entries within the Pokémon collection, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, are slated for late 2022.”

“Different software program publishers additionally plan to launch all kinds of titles, and we are going to work to strengthen gross sales by way of the mix of current in style titles and a steady stream of latest titles.”