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Nintendo's Switch closes in on 15 million units sold worldwide

Revenues hit $7.88 billion on the back of Switch and Super Mario Odyssey sales
Nintendo's Switch closes in on 15 million units sold worldwide
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Nintendo has released its financials for its Q3 FY17 for the nine months ending December 31st 2017.

The company posted revenues of $7.88 billion for the period, up 175.5% year-on-year. Profits also grew by 31.3% to $1.24 billion for the period.

Breaking this down further, the company's mobile games and IP related revenues grew to $267.7 million, up 172% year-on-year. Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp were all noted as contributing to this growth.

Nintendo's biggest successes by far came from its Switch console, which sold 12.13 million units between April 2017 and December 2017. The console has now sold 14.86 million units worldwide since launch.

Big hitters

Super Mario Odyssey is its most successful game, having sold 9.07 million units since launch. It had already accrued two million sales three days after it launched in October 2017.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the console's second-best selling game at 7.33 million units, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has hit 6.7 million copies sold. Eight games on the Switch have now sold over one million copies, five of which were published by Nintendo.

Due to the success of the Switch, Nintendo has increased its sales forecast for the full financial year to $9.38 billion. It did not reveal much in the way of plans for the future of its mobile games but suggested it would focus on in-game events to engage existing users.

The company did not say anything about the closure of its first mobile release, Miitomo. The social app is expected to shut down on May 5th 2018.