Nintendo’s profits declined year-on-year as Switch recorded sales of 89 million units

Nintendo has announced quarterly earnings for the April-June quarter.Late numbers are usually strong, but both revenue and profit one year ago..That’s probably not surprising given that the company was riding a surge in demand for video games during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and had just released a mega-hit. Animal Crossing: New Horizons..

By comparison, switch hardware sales were down 21.7% to 4.45 million units, and software sales were down 10.2% to 45.29 million units. Nintendo currently sells a total of 89.04 million switch consoles. PS5 for comparison Just hit 10 million.. Sales were down 9.9% to 322.6 billion yen ($ 2.94 billion) and operating profit was 119.6 billion yen ($ 1.90 billion), down 17.3% year-on-year.

Unlike last year, when Nintendo sold more than 10 million copies Animal Crossing There weren’t any blockbuster Switch titles to almost double the numbers in the previous quarter. New Pokemon Snap Sold 2.07 million copies outside Japan (the game is released by Pokemon in the domestic market) Mario Golf: Super Rush Sold 1.34 million — Animal CrossingMeanwhile, a total of 1.26 million copies have been added. Currently, about 34 million copies are sold worldwide.

Nintendo’s biggest release this quarter The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD, It came out last month. The company can expect an increase in switch hardware sales in the next quarter. New OLED model In October, despite not bringing the widely expected power upgrades. Nintendo’s game slate for its most important holiday quarters, Metroid dread, Warioware to share: Together, Mario Party Superstars, And remake Pokemon diamond When Pearl.. Nintendo’s profits declined year-on-year as Switch recorded sales of 89 million units

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