an update on sales of Nintendo consoles and games, a success?

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Nintendo has also updated its sales figures for the Switch and its games, including those of Pokémon Legends Arceus which is a hit. Like Sony and its PS5, Big N is however suffering from the shortage.

After the sales of PS5 games and consoles, let’s take a look at Nintendo and its Switch with the latest figures. Is Big N in the green? Has the hybrid machine overcome the shortage? What about the software offer? Spoiler on this: Pokémon Legends Arceus rips everything in its path.

107.65 million Nintendo Switches worldwide

Nintendo has come a long way after the monumental flop of the Wii U. But the Japanese manufacturer has been able to get back on its feet and return to success. From March 3, 2017 to March 31, 2022, the Switch sold 107.65 million units around the world, including 23.06 million over the last fiscal year and 4.11 million on the latest trimester.

At first glance, like the PlayStation 5, the Nintendo Switch took the semi-component shortage head on. In 2021, Big N had sold 28.83 million machines against 23.06 million here. This 20% decline also seems to be reflected in the forecasts. For the new fiscal year, which will end in March 2023, the plumber’s firm wants to distribute 21 million Switches, a decrease of 9.8% compared to 2020 and even 37% compared to 2019. Thank you COVID-19.

the turnover from Nintendo was €12.29 million, down 4%. Operating and net profits also decreased with 4.29 million euros and 3.46 million euros. Nintendo is going to die (no huh, we’re kidding).

Pokémon Legends Arceus tears up

At Nintendo, sales of Switch consoles and accessories account for 46.80% of activity, compared to 39.32% for games. The toy library, let’s talk about it. In the last quarter, Big N sold 55.7 million games for a total of 822.18 million since the release of the machine.

And in the lot, there is a big star: Pokémon Legends Arceus and his 12.64 million copies sold. It’s the fourth best start of the license. In France, it is still in the ranking of the best sales of physical games for week 17. La petite boule rose by Kirby and the Forgotten World has found takers with 2.65 million playersa good start.

  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: 13.31 million
  2. Splatoon 2: 13.30 million
  3. Pokemon Legends Arceus: 12.64 million (new)
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 3: 11.43 million
  5. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury: 9.43 million
  6. Mario Party Superstars: 6.88 million
  7. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics: 4.22 million
  8. The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: 3.91 million
  9. Metroid Dread: 2.90 million
  10. Kirby and the Forgotten World: 2.65 million (new)
  11. New Pokemon Snap: 2.40 million
  12. Mario Golf: Super Rush: 2.35 million
  13. Miitopia: 1.68 million
  14. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain: 1.59 million
  15. WarioWare Get It Together! : 1.27 million
  16. Game Builder Garage: 1.06 million

The top 10 Switch sales

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 45.33 million
  2. Animal Crossing New Horizons: 38.64 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 28.17 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: 26.55 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield: 24.27 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey: 23.50 million
  7. Super Mario Party: 17.78 million
  8. Pokémon Sparkling Diamond / Pokémon Sparkling Pearl: 14.65 million
  9. Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! : 14.53 million
  10. RingFit Adventure: 14.09 million

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