continues to sell very well according to the company’s latest financial reports. The Switch has now surpassed lifetime sales for the NES, and Nintendo has updated its financial forecast to show profits up 50% by the fiscal year end. million units) continues to be a strong trend for Nintendo since the beginning of the fiscal year. The Switch̵7;s continued success has allowed Nintendo to lift its profit forecast from 300 billion yen to 450 billion yen. 50% increase.
In terms of software, Animal Crossing: New Horizons continued to sell, becoming the second best-selling Nintendo Switch game with 26.04 million copies. It only follows Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and has surpassed games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Overall, Nintendo has sold 456.49 million games to the Switch so far, more than the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U have so far.
Recent software releases have been doing well too, such as Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which has sold 5.21 million units since September release. first party, worldwide).Nintendo predicts it will sell 24 million Switch consoles this fiscal year, showing the system’s success even between the new generation of consoles from Xbox and PlayStation. The company’s vacation plans depend on software like Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and physical products like collectable Game & Watch and Mario Kart Live.
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Matt TM Kim is an IGN reporter.