Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Nintendo Switch has passed the GameCube in lifetime sales

Nintendo Switch has passed the GameCube in lifetime sales

Game software sales were driven by Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which has sold well over a million copies since its release in May, while Mario Tennis Aces, released in June, has sold more than two million units. So far, in the first six months of the fiscal year, the company has sold 5.07 million units of the Switch, according to its earnings report this morning.

The five-year-old PlayStation 4 is delivering more energy - and profit growth - for Sony's business, when compared with Nintendo's much-newer Switch. Without a fresh crop of new gaming titles and only one planned for the holidays, Nintendo kept its forecast for 20 million Switch shipments unchanged for the fiscal year. "The holiday season battle begins now".

Nintendo Co.'s quarterly results missed analyst estimates as a lack of hit games led to the slowest revenue growth since the launch of its Switch console in March 2017.

For those wishing for more Super Mario Odyssey kingdoms, or Zelda story content, there might be a glimmer of hope, as Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has said he wants to see more DLC for existing major titles on Nintendo consoles.

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This resulted in a 34 billion yen ($301 million USD) profit in the last quarter, up from ¥30 billion a year earlier. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, set for release on December 7; and Pokémon: Let's Go!

In the meantime, Nintendo is holding a Direct later this week to show off new details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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Smartphone games revenue in the quarter rose 9 percent from a year ago to 9.7 billion yen. We are also seeing an increase in Joy-Con sell-through with the release of this title. Nintendo has previously said it will release another smartphone title, Mario Kart Tours, sometime before April.

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