Nintendo has just announced its results for the third quarter of the current fiscal year (April 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019), and these results are very positive for the company. Sales for the period were 1,022.6 billion yen. Operating income was 262.9 billion yen. Ordinary profit was 273.8 billion yen.
Nintendo Switch sales were 17.74 million units sold in the period (up 22.5% from the previous year). Of these, 12.56 million are for the original Switch model and 5.19 million are for the Switch Lite, which launched on the 20th. September 2019 has been introduced. Last year, Nintendo sold 14.49 million Switch systems during the same period. The total number of installed Nintendo Switches worldwide is now 52.48 million! For those who do the bookkeeping: They have already surpassed the worldwide sales of the Super Nintendo (49.1 million). Nintendo expects 19.5 million Switch sales for the fiscal year, which can easily be achieved in the next three months (January 1 to March 31), especially with Animal Crossing : The launch of New Horizons will take place on the 20th. Mars.
Nintendo has also made great strides with the Nintendo Switch software! During the first nine months of the reference period, 123.13 million games were sold (an increase of 30.1% over the previous year). This is an increase from last year, when 94.64 million software products were sold in the same period. In fact, 21 games have been sold on the system so far, including over a million copies (including third-party sellers). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to dominate the segment with 22.96 million units sold so far. Pokémon Sword and Shield was very popular, selling a total of 16.06 million copies. Nintendo’s other big Christmas game, Luigi’s Mansion 3, sold 5.37 million copies. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and Astral Chain both just passed the one million copy mark, selling 1.02 million and 1.03 million copies respectively.
New releases have sold well throughout the year, including Super Mario Maker 2 with 5.04 million, Zelda : Link’s Awakening at 4.19 million, Fire Emblem: Three Houses with 2.58 million and Ring of Suitable Adventure with 2.17 million. Zelda also had open effects in the beginning: Breath of the Wild sold another 3.56 million copies (16.34 million copies sold for life), Super Mario Odyssey brought in 2.15 million (16.59 million copies sold for life) and Super Mario Party brought in 2.72 million (9.12 million copies sold for life).
Nintendo is predicting sales of 140 million games for the fiscal year. With titles like Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Again, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon : DX rescue team, and animal passage: New Horizons will be released in the next quarter, and it looks like they are well on their way to achieving this goal.
31. The consolidated financial statements of Nintendo. december 2019
Nintendo Earnings Release | 31. December 2019.
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