Sales of Nintendo Switch reached nearly 20 million units, Nintendo net income also increased by 44%
Nintendo announced the settlement of accounts for the period from April to June of 2018 and reported that the cumulative sales volume of Nintendo Switch reached 19.67 million and the number of software sales reached 86.93 million books. As a result, the company's sales amounted to 168.1 billion yen, and net income reached 30.6 billion yen.
First Quarter Results for the First Quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 201 [Japan Standard] (consolidated)
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" Super Mario Odyssey " reigns at the top of the cumulative selling number at the first party title of game software for Nintendo Switch. As for the software, the cumulative number of sales reached 1.117 million as of the end of June 2018, and sold 1.7 million books in three months from April. After 2nd and 3rd place, " Mario Kart 8 Deluxe " has 1,055,000 copies and " Zelda's Legend Breath of the Wild " 9.32 million books.
Although Nintendo Switch's sales seems to be doing well, Nintendo said that "Switch unit sales declined by 4.4% compared with the previous term." However, the sales volume of game software for Nintendo Switch was strong, and compared to the same period of the previous year, net sales increased by 9% to 168.1 billion yen, net income increased by 44% to 30.6 billion yen .
In addition to the Nintendo Switch, " Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer " resold from June 2018 is performing well and selling 1.26 million units.
In addition, sales of "Nintendo 3DS" of handheld gaming machines decreased by 61.9% compared with the same period of the previous year to 360,000 units, and the number of software sales decreased by 49.6% to 2.95 million units.
The following is a graph showing the sales situation of Nintendo's game machines from FY 2013 to FY 2017. The vertical axis on the left represents the number of units sold in the game machine, yellow indicates the trends in the actual sales of "Nintendo 3DS", light blue "Wii U", and red "Nintendo Switch". Also, the vertical axis on the right side is the number of game software sold, the blue is "Nintendo 3DS software", pink is "Wii U software", yellow green is "Nintendo Switch software". As a result of seeing this graph, sales of Nintendo Switch are good, but sales of other hardware and software are greatly reduced.
As you can see from this graph, Nintendo is a life cycle of Nintendo Switch, so in order to continue growing, it is possible that the breakthrough of other products such as the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer is a challenge .