Nintendo’s newest monetary report for Q1 2023 (April – June 2022) has been revealed, and the Switch has simply surpassed 111 million models bought.
However, as with the final quarter, there was a drop in year-on-year gross sales. Citing the continuing semiconductor scarcity — and evaluating this quarter’s main releases to the identical quarter final 12 months (and Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s large gross sales again then) — Nintendo experiences a drop of twenty-two% within the newest quarter.
Despite this, the corporate states that demand for the console is steady in all areas, and the outlook is trying a bit higher by way of semiconductors. Nintendo believes that the state of affairs will progressively enhance from late summer season to early autumn, which ought to increase console manufacturing properly.
The console nonetheless bought 3.43 million models, with 4 titles promoting over a million models every this quarter — Nintendo Switch Sports (4.84 million), Mario Strikers: Battle League (1.91 million), Kirby and the Forgotten Land (1.88 million) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1.48 million) — serving to to spice up the numbers.
Let’s break that 3.43 million down a bit extra:
- Total Standard Switch gross sales this era: 1.32 million
- Total Switch OLED gross sales this era: 1.52 million
- Total Switch Lite gross sales this era: 0.59 million
The Switch is ever so slowly creeping up on the Game Boy’s gross sales, which sit at 118.69 million models. It’s pretty seemingly that the console will overtake the blocky handheld within the subsequent monetary 12 months or so, which can be fairly unimaginable!
Here’s how the console gross sales at the moment stack up
|Game Boy||118.69 million|
|Game Boy Advance||81.51 Million|
|Family Computer / NES||61.91 Million|
|Super Family Computer / SNES||49.10 Million|
|Wii U||13.56 million|
Next quarter ought to be rounded off properly with Splatoon 3, which is a large vendor in Japan particularly. And do not forget about that lovely-looking Splatoon OLED mannequin. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has additionally simply come out, and it will be attention-grabbing to see if this new launch drives console gross sales for the following quarter.
So, regardless of a drop in gross sales year-on-year, issues nonetheless look strong for Nintendo and the Switch.
What do you consider the most recent gross sales figures? Do you suppose the Switch will catch as much as the Game Boy earlier than the top of the 12 months? Let us know!