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Nintendo Switch sales continue to be strong as hardware reaches 36.87 million

Nintendo Switch sales continue to be strong as hardware reaches 36.87 million

Nintendo has revealed that hardware for the Nintendo Switch has now sold 36.87 million units, since launching in March 2017.

The figures were made public through the company’s financial results for the last three months ending June 2019. 2.13 million Switch units were sold through Q2 2019, representing a 13 per cent increase from the 1.88 million that were sold last year.

The firm’s revenue grew by 2.4 per cent to ¥172 billion ($1.58 billion), however operating profit for April to June was down by 10.2 per cent to ¥27.4 billion ($252 million) year-on-year.

Mario Kart tops software

Software sales for the Switch were confirmed to have hit 210.13 million, with the top 10 best-selling titles showing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to be the outright winner at 17.89 million units.

Top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games worldwide:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 17.89 million
  2. Super Mario Odyssey - 14.94 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 14.73 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 13.61 million
  5. Pokemon Let’s Go, Pickachu/Eevee - 10.98 million
  6. Splatoon 2 - 9.02 million
  7. Super Mario Party - 6.99 million
  8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 4.10 million
  9. 1-2-Switch - 3.01 million
  10. Mario Tennis Aces - 2.75 million

Super Mario Maker 2 sold 2.42 million copies in only three days of launching, meaning the next time these numbers are released it’s likely to break into the top 10.

The top 20 best-selling Switch games in Spain were recently revealed, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe once again claiming first position.

Mobile revenue up

On mobile, Nintendo earned ¥10 billion ($92.1 million) from the past quarter representing a 10 per cent increase year-on-year. This number was fueled by Dragalia Lost which became Nintendo’s second most successful mobile title grossing $100 million worldwide in July.

However, this number does not take into account Dr. Mario World with the game launching after the financial period for Q2 already ending.

Dr. Mario World accumulated five million downloads and $500,000 in revenue from its first week of release.


Staff Writer

Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.

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