Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Nintendo Switch Ships 2.74M Units, Zelda Rises To 3.84M Shipped

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But if Nintendo comes through on its first-year expectations, the Switch will have sold nearly as many consoles in one year as the Wii U has over five years.

The company anticipates selling another 10 million Switch machines in the fiscal year that ends in March 2018.

It's no secret that the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store are more "curated" than the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo forecasts 35 million units of software sold for the year - which translates, roughly, to 2-3 games per Switch console sold.

Nintendo releases statistics on hardware and software. The former success is chalked up to the boom in Pokémon popularity courtesy of Pokémon GO and Sun & Moon, with the latter shifting 15.44 million units globally.

Head over to GameStop right now and try to buy a pre-owned New Nintendo 3DS XL unit.

Eric Thames hits 11th homer in Brewers' 9-1 rout of Reds
Carlos Torres picked up the win in relief of Matt Garza who was making his first start since coming off the DL. His fifth home run of the season followed shortstop Orlando Arcia's fielding error on a routine groundball.

Over the next financial year, Nintendo expects to hit 10m Switch hardware sales, and 35m software sales. Nintendo sold 14.8 million Wii U games during the period, down 46 per cent compared to a year ago. Even more impressive than sales of the Switch have been sales of its top game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The big question mark is on holiday 2017, when Nintendo plans to release Super Mario Odyssey. This title elicited a fantastic response from consumers worldwide. Although he helped a lot of great games get onto the Big N's platforms, his outspoken nature created some tension between himself and others within the company. Nintendo says Super Mario Run is closing on 150 million downloads, and though Fire Emblem Heroes has managed only a tenth that number, it's been more profitable. In total the 3DS sold 7.27 million consoles across its entire family line.

Meanwhile, digital sales were down "to a large extent on the same period a year ago", but Nintendo puts this down to less downloadable content being available during this time.

Both revenue and operating profit were down for Nintendo's 2016 vs its fiscal 2015, by 3 percent and 11 percent respectively. In addition, due to the sale of part of our equity in the company that manages the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team, we recorded gain on sales of investment securities totaling 64.5 billion yen as extraordinary income, meaning that the net profit attributable to owners of parent was 102.5 billion yen. Nintendo expects to sell 10 million Switches in the current fiscal year, it said on Thursday.

It's not all bad news, though, and others have experienced fewer or no problems with the Switch eShop curation and process.

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