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Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 21.74 Million Units Worldwide

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Cecil Davis | 30 October, 2018, 22:38

A weak spot in the company's results remains smartphone revenues, which only came in at $165 million (up 4.7% year over year) for the same period.

The Famitsu website reported in September that the Nintendo Switch had sold more than 5 million Switch console units in Japan in the 1.5 years (79 weeks) since the console went on sale.

Once again Nintendo has rounded up its latest financial data, this time for the six month period ending in September 2018.

Nintendo maintained its forecast of 20 million units sold for the Switch for the current fiscal year, which ends in March 2019.

Almost 23 million Nintendo Switch have been sold since it's launch. Notably, Nintendo said digital sales on the Switch had seen "especially good growth". The total software sales for Nintendo Switch reached 42.13 million.

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Nintendo's quarterly sales growth slowed to 1% year-over-year, which is the worst pace for the company since the Switch launched. First up, we have Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Let's Go, Pikachu! on November 16, which is followed on December 7 by the system seller that is Super Smash Bros.

During the six-month period ended September 30, Nintendo's sales were up 4% year-over-year to 388.9 billion yen ($3.4 billion). A Mario Kart game was the top-selling title for the Wii U and 3DS.

While Nintendo hasn't yet released a new Mario Kart game for the Switch, "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" - a port of the Wii U game - is now the second best selling game on the Switch, just behind "Super Mario Odyssey".

Some other interesting nuggets of information in Nintendo's October 30 earnings release involved software sales for some of their first party titles.

Turning our attention to the 3DS (which is now eight years old), hardware sales dropped by 65.1 percent year-over-year to 1 million units, while software sales fell by 54.6 percent to 6.27 million units.