Nintendo Switch Sales Reach New Heights, As President Retires

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Nintendo's Switch Puts Profits Back on Course to Wii-Era Levels

A lot of this is likely driven by the unique form factor of the Switch that actually does work when you want a quick four-player game of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at the pub, as well as stellar games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey; both of which have sold millions of copies.

The Nintendo Switch now stands at 17.79 million units sold with 15.05 of those selling in the first financial year.

The console launched worldwide on March 3, 2017, and it had sold an estimated 330,637 units in Japan within three days of its launch.

Nintendo additionally announced that it has now sold 72.53 million Nintendo 3DS consoles and 364.89 million software units for the 3DS. The company also stated it expects to sell 4 million 3DS consoles in the same time period.

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The initial success of the hybrid home-portable Switch has boosted Nintendo's gaming software sales and encouraged more third-party publishers to make games for the console, a cycle analysts expect to further push up console sales. Then in September, we will begin offering the Nintendo Switch Online paid service to expand the online functionality of Nintendo Switch.

Shuntaro Furukawa, 46, will replace the 68-year-old Kimishima on June 28. In total, Nintendo's operating profit for the year amounted to just under ¥178 billion ($1.624 billion), a staggering 500% increase compared to last year's relatively meager result of ¥29.4 billion ($269.4 million).

If you still don't have a Nintendo Switch and want one, you can purchase your unit on Amazon. The face behind some of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, his were some mighty big shoes to fill. Any and all support helps keep DualShockers as a standalone, independent platform for less-mainstream opinions and news coverage.

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