The King is back!
During their Financial briefing today, Nintendo revealed their sales for their systems, including the 3DS, Wii U, Switch and mobile. Needless to say, Nintendo Switch exceeded everyone’s expectations, including Nintendo.
For the month of March, Nintendo sold 2.74 million Switch consoles, exceeding the original prediction of 2 million shipped consoles by Nintendo, or the 2.5 million that later on they hoped to ship before the end of March.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 2.76 million copies on Switch, effectively giving it an attach rate of over 100%, which could be attributed to people buying it early and still waiting to get a Switch, or getting a standard copy of it alongside the Special or Master editions.
Collectively, Breath of the Wild sold 3.84 million copies when you include the Wii U version of the game. Before the game’s release Nintendo had mentioned that they would need to sell a minimum of 2 million copies of the game for it to be profitable, and they have exceeded that amount by over 1.8 million.
The Nintendo 3DS has surpassed 66 million units sold, and with more games announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, it should have a reasonably healthy outlook at least until the end of this year. Super Mario Run on it surpassed 2.34 million units sold, and Pokémon Sun and Moon have achieved record sales of 15.44 million units.
There are more titles attached to the links provided in this article, but overall, the outlook is looking great for the company and Switch, and this is with it releasing in March and not yet enjoying the sales push that the Holiday season will bring.
For those skeptical about Nintendo and their success, they did say that the goal of 10% adoption rate for Super Mario Run has not been reached, so there you go.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Source: Nintendo Financial Statement