The Japanese company has just released its financial results for the first half of its fiscal year.
Whether it is in the distribution of consoles or the sales of video games, the Japanese firm has hardly ever done so well.
The Switch continues to rise
Nintendo hasn’t been at the party in recent months. Indeed, the coronavirus crisis and teleworking have significantly upset the planning as well as the manufacturer’s communication.
Also, the Switch has not really been overwhelmed by the exclusive exclusives since January and has mainly relied on remasterings like Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Super Mario 3D All-Stars or Pikmin 3 Deluxe.
However, the hybrid console is doing extremely well.
Indeed, Nintendo has just unveiled its results at the end of the first half of its fiscal year (April-September 2020).
Over this period, the company’s turnover amounted to 7.43 billion dollar, for a profit of 2.81 billion dollars.
This is unheard of for an annual fiscal first semester at Nintendo. Regarding the Switch, it has been distributed to 68.30 million units since its release in March 2017, including 12.54 million in the last semester.
Spectacular Nintendo games
Between early April and late September 2020, the worldwide distribution of Nintendo Switch games climbed to 100.25 million units. In terms of sales since their launch, the big winners are obviously Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (28.99 million), Animal Crossing New Horizons (26.04 million), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (21.10 million) and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (19.74 million).
They are followed by Pokemon Sword / Shield (19.02 million), Super Mario Odyssey (18.99 million), Super Mario Party (12.10 million) and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (8.32 million).
For titles released in 2020, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition points to 1.4 million units, 51 Worldwide Classics to 1.81 million, Paper Mario: The Origami King to 2.82 million and the box goes to Super Mario 3D All-Stars sold 5.21 million copies in three weeks.
In short, all is well for Nintendo.