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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo Quarterly Sales Update: (To 31st March 2022) Switch at 107.65m shipped

Switch hardware total: 107.65m (4.11 million for the quarter, 23.06m for the FY)

Software:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 45.33m

Animal Crossing: 38.64m

Smash Bros Ultimate: 28.17m

Zelda BOTW:  26.55m (Switch version only)

Pokémon Sword/Shield: 24.27m

Mario Odyssey: 23.5m

Super Mario Party: 17.78m

Pokémon BD/SP: 14.65m

Pokémon Let's Go: 14.53m

Ring Fit Adventure: 14.09m

NSMBU: 13.31m

Splatoon 2: 13.3m

Pokémon Legends Arceus: 12.64m

Luigi's Mansion 3: 11.43m

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury: 9.43 million

Mario Party Superstars: 6.88 million

Clubhouse Games: 4.22 million

Zelda: Skyward Sword HD: 3.91 million

Metroid Dread: 2.9m

Kirby and the Forgotten Land: 2.65m

New Pokemon Snap: 2.40 million (Not including Japan)

Mario Golf: Super Rush: 2.35 million

Miitopia: 1.68 million

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain: 1.59 million

WarioWare: Get It Together: 1.27 million

Game Builder Garage: 1.06 million

Net sales: 1,302.2 billion yen
Operating profit: 472.5 billion yen
Ordinary profit: 513.7 billion yen

Hardware Forecast: 21 million Switches for FY2023

IR Information : Sales Data - Dedicated Video Game Sales Units (nintendo.co.jp)

IR Information : Sales Data - Top Selling Title Sales Units (nintendo.co.jp)

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Last edited by curl-6 - on 12 May 2022

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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Damn you are fast. I am just typing up the article now then I need sleep. It is late here.



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Kirby and the Forgotten Land sold 2.65 million copies as of March 31st.

Metroid Dread is now officially the best selling Metroid game at 2.9 million copies sold



Legends Arceus JUST missed out on the Top 10. It's at #13 behind NSMBU Deluxe and Splatoon 2.



Nintendo's projections for the next Fiscal Year (4/22 - 3/23) are up.

They plan to ship 21 million units of hardware and 210 million units of software.
Both of which would be down from their latest figures of 23.06 million units of hardware and 235.07 million units of software for this past Fiscal Year that just wrapped up.

That would make it 4 years of over 20 million units sold for the Switch - A feat that only the DS has ever accomplished.

Yeah, the Switch ain't goin' nowhere.



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Tbh no surprises here. Switch selling around 4 Million completely met expectations and the software sales are high as usual. Nice to see Dread officially become the greatest selling Metroid of all time, but it likely won't go any further than 3 Million as it only sold 0.16M this quarter, but still good growth for the series.

What's impressive is that Nintendo is expecting a 21 Million year for a console in its 6th fiscal year. No console in history has ever sold that much in its 6th fiscal year as the two highest were the DS and PS4 each selling 18 Million during their 6th fiscal year, a 21 Million fiscal year would comfortably beat that record.



The Wii U sold 30k software and the 3DS 560k. The Switch sold 55.77mil software.

39 million sellers. 26 from Nintendo, 13 from third parties in the fiscal year.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 9.94mil copies in the fiscal year.

NSMBUDX is very short of outselling NSMB2 that has now reached 13.4mil.

Pokémon BD/SP is now the best selling Pokémon remake and Pokémon Let's Go is the second best selling remake, both ahead of OR/AS at 14.5mil.

Clubhouse Games getting an update came out of nowhere for me. Incredible legs.

To bad Super Mario Maker 2 didn't get an update.

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javi741 said:

Tbh no surprises here. Switch selling around 4 Million completely met expectations and the software sales are high as usual. Nice to see Dread officially become the greatest selling Metroid of all time, but it likely won't go any further than 3 Million as it only sold 0.16M this quarter, but still good growth for the series.

What's impressive is that Nintendo is expecting a 21 Million year for a console in its 6th fiscal year. No console in history has ever sold that much in its 6th fiscal year as the two highest were the DS and PS4 each selling 18 Million during their 6th fiscal year, a 21 Million fiscal year would comfortably beat that record.

Yeah I am surprised by Nintendo's high expectations for the NSW going into its 6th fiscal year. However we have to keep in mind Nintendo's 1st fiscal year was about 1 month long compared to most consoles having 5 months.

This next fiscal year will be quite interesting, because I am curious about which markets will do the heavy lifting.



Hardware model split: 1.81mil OLED model, 1.77mil OG model and 530k Lite model.

102mil annual playing users.

They released 15 games in the fiscal year, if counting Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shinning Pearl as one and not counting Triangle Strategy and SMT V.

Software forecast 210mil, hardware forecast 21mil.

Software sales last fiscal year were 235.07mil. They expect software to ve down yoy.

Last edited by Kakadu18 - on 10 May 2022

Farsala said:
javi741 said:

Tbh no surprises here. Switch selling around 4 Million completely met expectations and the software sales are high as usual. Nice to see Dread officially become the greatest selling Metroid of all time, but it likely won't go any further than 3 Million as it only sold 0.16M this quarter, but still good growth for the series.

What's impressive is that Nintendo is expecting a 21 Million year for a console in its 6th fiscal year. No console in history has ever sold that much in its 6th fiscal year as the two highest were the DS and PS4 each selling 18 Million during their 6th fiscal year, a 21 Million fiscal year would comfortably beat that record.

Yeah I am surprised by Nintendo's high expectations for the NSW going into its 6th fiscal year. However we have to keep in mind Nintendo's 1st fiscal year was about 1 month long compared to most consoles having 5 months.

This next fiscal year will be quite interesting, because I am curious about which markets will do the heavy lifting.

javi is using the PS4's fifth full fiscal year against Switch's sixth full fiscal year, so there's no benefit given to Switch for its one-month fiscal year zero (let's call it that way for simplicity) vs. the PS4's five-month fiscal year zero. So in the comparison that is being used here, it's Switch which is the older console. For the DS he used the sixth full fiscal year, so in that comparison the DS is the older console.

So when it comes to full fiscal years, the DS is in first in year 6 with ~18m units shipped, followed by the PS2 with ~16m in production shipments (Sony's reporting method differed as most regulars in sales discussions are probably aware of). The PS4 accomplished ~13.5m, by the way.

As for Switch's regional distribution of units in the recently started fiscal year, it's unlikely that any region specificially will stick out as doing the heavy lifting. All four major categories (Japan, Americas, Europe, Other) will continue to see steady sales, because there's nothing indicating otherwise. Japan may be the closest to the saturation point, but we aren't quite there yet; Switch's sales aren't eroding like they did for the 3DS which was far off from its peak when it entered year 6.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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