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

Dyotropic said:

Anyone else think that their estimate to sell 19 million switches in FY21 is low? This would put them at 76 million 4 years in. 

Its weird to me since they said a few weeks ago they wanted to up production by 10% for this year since they want to meet demand right now. My take is, they are probably really lowballing it cause of the covid situation and we dont know how it will affect the market later on and how many games will be delayed. Feels like in this situation they are putting the lowest number so they dont have to adjust their prediction down. 

It's pretty hard to predict but I do think it will do better than that. After all, last year was low too and even if they revised it they still managed to beat it in the end.



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Marth said:

Nintendo Switch

Hardware: 55.77million units
Software: 356.24million units

Nintendo 3DS

Hardware: 75.77million units
Software: 383.11million units

Switch will beat 3DS total Software easily this year lol

Yea and it really shows how healthy the system is and how much people love it and invest in it. Switch is insanely good for Nintendo's brand overall. We can see that being expanded in other market as well with movies and theme parks.



Marth said:

Nintendo Switch

Hardware: 55.77million units
Software: 356.24million units

Nintendo 3DS

Hardware: 75.77million units
Software: 383.11million units

Switch will beat 3DS total Software easily this year lol

If eshop only games were included in total software sales then it likely will have already surpassed it.



The forecasted software sales only being 140 million is a bad sign. Big games meant for this fiscal year will definitely be delayed



SKMBlake said:
I am mostly surprised by Mario Kart's numbers. 24 million in 3 years is an incredible number, it can definitly beat Mario Kart Wii by the end of the console's life

For sure. I've actually been making a chart where I launch align the two and while its still behind MKWii its clearly gaining ground, especially last quarter:

This is based on Nintendo's quarterly shipment numbers which you can still access from way back. It's worth noting that MKWii sold around 2 mil more after the point where this graph stops.



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Well, looks like their Big Three just became a Fab Four!



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

MasonADC said:
The forecasted software sales only being 140 million is a bad sign. Big games meant for this fiscal year will definitely be delayed

Or they never had any planned outside of the mario collection



12 days. It only took 12 days for New Horizons to outdo what Wild World did in its entire life. And it only trails New Leaf by 780k. It's not just breaking the record for the franchise, it's SHATTERING the fucking thing!



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

PAOerfulone said:
12 days. It only took 12 days for New Horizons to outdo what Wild World did in its entire life. And it only trails New Leaf by 780k. It's not just breaking the record for the franchise, it's SHATTERING the fucking thing!

It already surpassed New Leaf. The current total is just over 13 million. 



But seriously software wise I wouldn't immediately think "delays", I would instead think that whatever they have planned simply isn't going to be as big as lasts years line up (Pokemon, Luigi's Mansion, Zelda, Mario Maker 2)

You have Nintendo mega titles (like the ones populating that list), and then you have their B/C list. They can't constantly push out the A list, although they can try and create more of them but its not realistic.