Nintendo Fiscal Results Highlight Incredible Switch Sales


It’s that time of the year again and so we’re hearing from the big three how they performed over the last fiscal quarter. After summarizing Xbox’s 2nd quarter yesterday, we now have Nintendo and one thing continues to hold true : the Switch is a sales juggernaut.

Below you will find the highlights and keep in mind, Nintendo measures their financial results a little different from Xbox/other companies.

  • Switch sales : 10.81 million
    • Core Switch representing 7.58 million
    • Switch Lite representing 3.24 million.
  • Lifetime Switch sales : 52.48 million
  • Operating incoming : 168,708 million yen
  • Net profit : 134,371 million yen

During the nine months ended December 31, 2019, Nintendo Switch Lite launched in September as a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-carry system dedicated to handheld gameplay, and Nintendo Switch performed well without losing momentum, resulting in significant sales growth for the entire Nintendo Switch family that surpassed the same period in the last fiscal year. Software like Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield became huge hits, selling 16.06 million units, alongside Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Super Mario Maker 2, both of which sold over 5 million units. In addition, sales of popular titles released during previous fiscal years and titles from other software publishers continued to grow steadily, bringing the total number of million-seller titles during this fiscal year to 21, including the titles of other software publishers.

Nintendo Switch also launched in China through Tencent Holdings Limited in December. As a result, hardware sales reached 17.74 million units (22.5% increase on a year-on-year basis), and software sales reached 123.13 million units (30.1% increase on a year-on-year basis).

Our Take

The Switch continues to impress across the board. With the combination of a vast game library, portability, and filling the role of the 3DS, it’s all added up to a very successful console for Nintendo. We can’t wait to see what else they have in store in 2020!

By Seasoned Gaming

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