Nintendo sells 6.86 million Switch consoles


Thursday 5 November 2020 05:02 PM

Window to the World – Nintendo sold 6.86 million Switch consoles in the most recent quarter, bringing lifetime sales to 68.3 million.

That’s a 43 percent increase from the 4.8 million systems sold during the same period last year, we already knew the Switch sold more than the great NES, thanks to some device sales posted on Famitsu a few months ago.

The breakthrough is now official – at least in terms of quarterly earnings – and we now have a better idea of ​​how the console will perform during the pandemic, and the next system in the Switch’s slingshot is the 3DS and 2DS family, which currently stands at 75.94 million lifetime sales.

For now, the classic Switch is more popular than the portable Switch Lite only.

Nintendo sold 5.31 million of the former and 1.55 million of the latter during the three-month period.

Obviously, most people prefer the Switch’s versatility – you know, the ability to switch between mobile, table, and TV modes – and you don’t mind paying more for it, this makes perfect sense because of how few people travel, and thus the amount of time they spend in their living room’s time. Present.

On the software side, there’s one game worth talking about: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a great experience that was released earlier this year, and sold another 3.64 million copies during the quarter, that’s a big drop

About 10.63 million copies were sold in the past three months, but raising the total sales to 26.04 million copies.

It was already the second best-selling Switch game, but now it stands with just 2.95 million copies behind Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo releases were few and far between during the quarter.

Paper Mario: The Origami King, which sold 2.82 million units, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which managed 5.21 million sales, were the only releases significant to the first party.

Thankfully, the next quarter will be a little more exciting, the company has released Super Mario Bros. 35 on October 1 for members of Switch Online, followed by Mario Kart Live on October 16 – a digital racer meets analog using real game vehicles – and the second piece of the Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC on October 22.

How the Switch will perform against the new Microsoft and Sony systems this holiday season, it’s hard to say, Nintendo’s offerings are very unique in the industry.

Source: The delegation


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