Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo quarterly results May 7th 2020 - Switch: 55.77m, (21m for the FY) Animal Crossing: 11.77m

sethnintendo said:
SKMBlake said:

2.3 billion

That yen or dollars.  I assume yen.

2586億円 = 2.3 billion dollars.



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Updating my Switch lifetime prediction again. Switch is selling beyond my expectations. And it's insane how fast Animal Crossing is selling. The original game had 4 different releases across 2 platforms and wasn't even originally going to come to the West. Wild World made the series mainstream, City Folk is the black sheep, and then New Leaf turned it around and was the highest selling Animal Crossing up to its time. And now New Horizons has outsold New Leaf's lifetime sales in only about 6 weeks. It's not crazy anymore to say 25 million lifetime for New Horizons is a lock.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

PS4: 130 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 110 million (was 73, then 96 million)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

Well deserved success as far as I am concerned. I feel the Switch will end up being their second place gaming device overall and first if just looking at consoles, as far as sales go. Passing the Wii will be easily achieved.

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Nuvendil said:
And with that, it has happened. A 3D Zelda has surpassed a contemporaneous 3D Mario. And not just any 3D Mario but by far the most successful in history. Insane. And Animal Crossing is looking like it's going to join many of Nintendo's franchise entries on Switch in shattering franchise records.

The Switch is giving many of Nintendo's franchises a shot in the arm.I wonder what this could mean for Metroid?

3M?



SKMBlake said:
sethnintendo said:
So how much profit did they make in the quarter?

2.3 billion

That's for the entire fiscal year though, is it not?  Not the "quarter".



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PAOerfulone said:

Looking at the full list of titles, I think we're guaranteed at least six (6) 20 million sellers. We've already got one of 'em, and we may get another in the next quarter update. 

Mario Kart is a lock for 30 million, it may even do it by the end of December. Not only do I think it can pass Mario Kart Wii's totals, but even the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES (40.24), and become the greatest selling Mario game, period. 

What's amazing is that those sales of MK8 aren't even including the Wii U version! Which sold 8.5M on the Wii U. If you combine them Mario Kart 8 in total sold about 33 Million Units, Mario Kart 8 has the chance to become one of the Top 5 greatest selling games ever if this keeps up



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
sethnintendo said:

That yen or dollars.  I assume yen.

2586億円 = 2.3 billion dollars.

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Switch software is on fire.  Switch hardware is on fire too.  This is like NES and SNES days.  Their core IP is what is selling like crazy.  The Wii had to invent new games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit to sell big.  The DS even had big new IP like Nintendogs and Brain Age.  Sure Switch has new games like this too (1-2 Switch, etc...), but that isn't what is really selling.  Just look at how many games they have that are already "best selling in the series":

Super Smash Bros Ultimate (18.84m)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (17.41m)
Super Mario Odyssey (17.41m) - best 3D mario
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (13.41m)
Splatoon 2 (10.31m)
Super Mario Party (10.1m)
Luigi's Mansion 3 (6.33m)
Super Mario Maker 2 (5.48m)

That is already 8 games which are the best selling in their series, and on top of that Mario Kart 8 D and Fire Emblem 3 Houses both stand a decent chance to claim that title too.  Switch software is really firing on all cylinders.  These aren't 1-system wonders like Brain Age created to sell to a brand new audience.  This is all established Nintendo IP.  Nintendo is making their core games to become top sellers: Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing, Smash Bros, etc....  

And here is the thing.  Software sells hardware.  It is baffling to me how some people can be so bearish on Switch hardware sales.  It is the software that is selling at amazing levels.  If so many titles are selling at unprecedented numbers, then what does that say about hardware?  Unprecedented software sales logically lead to unprecedented hardware sales.  It's pretty simple really.



Blood_Tears said:
SKMBlake said:

2.3 billion

That's for the entire fiscal year though, is it not?  Not the "quarter".

It's for the fiscal year. I believe next year will be bigger even though they lowered both their forecasted software and hardware sales. I'm thinking they should have raised hardware sales and lowered software. 



Blood_Tears said:
SKMBlake said:

2.3 billion

That's for the entire fiscal year though, is it not?  Not the "quarter".

Is that important?
They have increased their profits by 33% since last year.