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Nintendo confirms sharp drop in sales forecasts for the Switch

The information from the Nikkei website is now confirmed. When presenting the results for its first fiscal quarter (which ended at the end of September), Nintendo announces that it has sold 3.83 million Switch on the Q3 (calendar) for a total of 8.28 million consoles over the semester tax. This corresponds to a 34% drop in sales compared to last year (Nikkei was forecasting a 20% drop). The objectives have also been revised downwards: Nintendo now expects 24 million Switches passed over the whole of the fiscal year, or 1.5 million less than the previous forecast. In 2020, Nintendo had sold no less than 28.8 million Switch.

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These weaker-than-expected results have an impact on sales and profits, which were down 20% over the period. Over the fiscal semester, turnover was 4.7 billion euros, against 5.8 billion last year. Net profit stands at 1.3 billion euros, against 1.6 billion in 2020. Nintendo expects a turnover of 12 billion euros for the whole fiscal year, and net profits of 2 , 6 billion euros.

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The enthusiasm for the Switch would not be involved in these figures. Indeed, Nintendo does not fear a drop in demand, but considers that the shortage of components is already having an impact and will continue to have a strong impact on its production capacities. Again, these statements are fully consistent with the Nikkei article. The Nintendo Switch has sold just over 92 million copies since its launch (including 16 million Switch Lite) and 681 million games have been sold on the hybrid console.

The 10 best-selling games on Switch are:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 38.74 million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 34.85 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 25.71 million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 24.13 million
Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield – 22.64 million
Super Mario Odyssey – 21.95 million
Super Mario Party – 16.48 million
Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu & Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee – 13.83 million
Splatoon 2 – 12.68 million
Ring Fit Adventure – 12.21 million

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