Nintendo Switch Hardware Sales Reach 2.74 Million Worldwide, 5.46 Million For Software

By Sato . April 27, 2017 . 1:00am

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Nintendo shared their latest earnings report for fiscal year ended March 31, with plenty to show for their recent performance.

 

Since the worldwide release of Nintendo Switch on March 3, the new console has been off to a promising start with a sales volume of 2.74 million units around the world for the Nintendo Switch console and 5.46 million for its software during the month of March 2017.

 

While 1-2-Switch has been generating some buzz the top software is without a doubt The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has sold 3.84 million units around the world with 2.76 million units on Switch and 1.08 million on Wii U.

 

As far as the Nintendo 3DS goes, it sold 7.24 million units during this period, a 7% increase on a year-on-year basis. 3DS software sales reached 55.08 million, a 14% increase on a year-on-year basis.

 

Next up, the Wii U system sold 760,000 units during the period, that’s 77% less year-over-year. Its software sales was at 14.8 million units, a 46% decrease. Much lower overall, but it’s pretty simple to see why.

 

The company also provided numbers for amiibo sales with 9.1 million of it coming from figure-type units and 9.3 million from card-type. Digital sales were also down to a large extent on the same period last year due to there being relatively fewer offerings of downloadable content.

 

Net sales for Nintendo during the period amounted to 489 billion yen of operating profit against net sales of 29.3 billion, of which 359 billion (or 73.4% of the totall) come from overseas sales.


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