Nintendo Provides Brief Update for Pokemon Switch Release


It would put it up there with the highest attach rate of all time. If you add that to the 2.5 million consoles sold in March (which would be in Q4 FY 2016), the Nintendo Switch has reached the lofty target of 14.86 million consoles in the 10 months since its launch.

'Switch sales during the holiday season were stronger than expected in Japan, the United States and Europe, ' commented Tatsumi Kimishima, President of Nintendo.

According to the financial report, in 2017 eight Switch games shifted a million units or more.

Labo sets come with packs of cardboard players use to construct peripherals which utilise the Switch's Joy-Con controllers to become functional toy pianos, fishing rods and robot suits for use with new games packaged with the two announced construction kits. While hardware sales of the seven-year-old console grew to 5.86 million over the festive period, this marked a 9 per cent year-on-year.

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Switch just smashed Nintendo's expectations and has already outsold its predecessor, the Wii U.

The Kyoto-based video game giant said it now expects annual net profit of 120 billion yen ($1.1 billion), a 41.2% rise from a forecast last October when it almost doubled its previous net profit projection. Nintendo 3DS shipment units are massive 71.99 million units. Those are great accomplishments for an unconventional system, but what's surprising is that Nintendo reports that it could have done better. The device's second year on the market will prove the test of whether it can surpass the Wii, Nintendo's best-selling console, which reached 24.83 million units in its second year.

The Kyoto-based company raised its profit forecast for the year ending March from 120 billion yen to 160 billion yen. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold around 7.33 million, Breath of Wild gathered around 6.70 Million and Splatoon 2 was sold around 4.91 Million units.