Nintendo Change gross sales surpass 111 million

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Nintendo’s latest financial statement in 2023 for the first quarter (April-June 2022) has been announced, and the Switch has just passed 111 million. units sold.

However, as with Last quarter, sales have declined every year. Citing persistent semiconductor shortages and comparing key releases this quarter to the same quarter last year (and Animal Crossing: New HorizonNintendo reports a 22% decline in its most recent quarter.

Even so, the company says demand for the console is stable across all regions, and the outlook for semiconductors looks a little better. Nintendo believes that the situation will gradually improve from late summer to early fall, which should significantly boost console production.

The console still sold 3.43 million units, with four titles selling over a million units each this quarter. Nintendo Switch Sports (4.84 million), Mario Strikers: Battle League (1.91 million), Kirby and the Forgotten Land (1.88 million) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1.48 million) – helping to increase the number.

Let’s break down that 3.43 million.

  • Total Standard Switch sales during this period: 1.32 million
  • Total Switch OLED sales for the period: 1.52 million
  • Total Switch Lite sales for the period: 0.59 million

The Switch is still slowly creeping up on the Game Boy’s sales of 118.69 million. The console is likely to overtake the block handheld in the next financial year, which will be incredible!

Here’s how console sales are currently growing

Console General sale
DS 154.02 million
Game boy 118.69 million
Switch 111.08 million
Wii 101.63 million
Game Boy Advance 81.51 million
3ds 75.94 million
Family computer / NES 61.91 million
Super Family PC / SNES 49.10 million
N64 32.93 million
GameCube 21.74 million
Wii U 13.56 million

Next quarter should round out nicely Splatoon 3, which is a huge seller, especially in Japan. And don’t forget about that awesome looking Splatoon OLED model. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 also just came out, and it will be interesting to see if this new release boosts console sales next quarter.

So, despite a year-over-year decline in sales, Nintendo and the Switch still look strong.

What do you think of the latest sales figures? Do you think the Switch will catch up to the Game Boy before the end of the year? Let us know!

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