Nintendo Switch surpasses 4.7 million units shipped

Nintendo has released its latest financial report for quarter one.

Nintendo sold 1.97 million Switch machines during the quarter, for cumulative sales of 4.7 million units since March. Nintendo is sure to sell a lot of units by the end of 2017. With Nintendo also giving itself plenty of wiggle room in terms of the title's eventual release date, it's clear that Nintendo will be revealing more about the game when it is ready. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS, which both launched during the quarter, sold 3.54 million and 1.18 million units, respectively.

The move to digital came after the huge success of Pokémon Go, which was jointly developed by Nintendo, Niantic and the Pokémon Company.

Nintendo sold 1.97 million Switch consoles in the three months through June, bringing the cumulative total to 4.7 million units.

Nintendo, which makes Super Mario and Pokemon games, left unchanged its full year forecast through March 2018, for a 45 billion yen ($402 million) net profit on 750 billion yen ($6.7 billion) sales.

The biggest hurdle they had to overcome was the iPhone 8 using up a lot of the NAND chips that were also required for manufacturing the Nintendo Switch, as reported by 9to5 Mac.

Pokemon for Nintendo Switch will be released in 2018 or later. Sales are up 148.6% year-on-year, with profit figures definitely improved compared to the negative ones posted for the first quarter of the previous fiscal year. The shortage of chips forced a lot yield on the manufacturing front for Switch SKUs, forcing lower than expect sell-throughs of the units.

While not comparable to Splatoon 2, the other big game release of the week was Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy, the new entry in the Layton series, which was released simultaneously on smartphones.

As for the 3DS, it managed to shift 950,000 units.

  • Joey Payne