“Nintendo Switch, a new home console system that diversifies the ways you can play games, launched during this period on March 3 worldwide and is off to a promising start. In particular, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has won immense popularity with recorded sales of 2.76 million units (the total units sold including the Wii U version is 3.84 million units) and 1-2-Switch has been generating buzz. Both of these games were released at the same time as the hardware. The sales volume for hardware and software during this period reached 2.74 million units and 5.46 million units respectively,” Nintendo reported in its fiscal earning briefing.
“Sales volume for the Nintendo 3DS software also grew favorably. In addition to Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which released worldwide in November and generated a tremendous amount of buzz with recorded sales of 15.44 million units, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS sold 2.34 million units and Kirby: Planet Robobot sold 1.36 million units.”
Nintendo Switch: 2.74 million units shipped
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 3.84 million (2.76 Switch, 1.08 Wii U)
Pokémon Sun & Moon: 15.44 million
Nintendo Switch Hardware Forecast Apr. ’17-Mar. ’18: 10 million
Nintendo Switch Software Forecast Apr. ’17-Mar. ’18: 35 million
In addition to the 10 million Nintendo Switches that Nintendo expects to sell in the upcoming fiscal year, the Japanese video game conglomerate expects net sales of 750 billion yen ($6.7 billion) and an
operating profit of 65 billion yen ($585 million).
Nintendo also reported net sales of 489.1 billion yen ($4.4 billion) and an operating profit of 29.4 billion yen ($264 million) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2017. Be on the lookout for more game announcements from the Japanese video game manufacturer at the upcoming E3, an annual video game conference held in Los Angeles, California.