Friday, 28 April 2017

Nintendo sells 2.74M Switches, 10M more expected in 2018

Today Nintendo posted its results for the fiscal year 2016, which for the company ends in March. Numbers revealed that the company sold 2.74 million units of the new console Switch. Interestingly enough Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Switch reported 2.76 million sales. Yep, some people bought the game even before owning the console. Another 1.1 million people bought it for Wii U, totaling to 3.84 million.

The demand for Switch is greater than the supply Nintendo can provide, meaning not everyone got their hands on the console. Continuous demand should keep sales strong over the next fiscal year.

Nintendo estimates that with additional 10 million sales of Switch, the new handheld console might catch up to its predecessor. Overall, revenue and operating profit were down by 3% and 11% respectively, compared with fiscal 2015, ending on March 31, 2016.

Source: gsmarena

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