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Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 21.74 Million Units Worldwide

31 October 2018
Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 21.74 Million Units Worldwide

It's now officially in the top 20 all-time console seller list and has its sights on the Xbox's 24 million mark next.

As for the future, Nintendo still wants to hit a target of 20 million additional Switch's sold for the fiscal year: 13 million more than last year.

Some other interesting nuggets of information in Nintendo's October 30 earnings release involved software sales for some of their first party titles. Where do you think the console will end up in terms of sales at the end of its lifetime? Mario Tennis Aces, with 2.16 million units sold, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, with 1.67 million, are the big standouts. The Switch has sold 22.86 million units up to September 30th 2018, which pushes it above the Gamecube's lifetime sales of 21.74 million units.

For the first six months ending on September 30, Nintendo's big software releases included "Mario Tennis Aces", which sold 2.16 million and "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze" which sold 1.67 million. Total software sales reached 111 million units. Operating profit for the first six months of Nintendo's fiscal year was up 53.7% year-over-year despite only 4% revenue growth over the same time period. And Nintendo is expecting another huge holiday quarter as well.

The Kyoto-based game giant reported net profit for the 6 months to September of 64.6 billion yen ($574 million) on sales of 388.9 billion yen, which were up 4.0%. The Switch just beat that in 19 months, with the latest sales figures from Nintendo confirming its hybrid console has now sold 22.86 million units. The company's 5.07 million units sold for the first half of this fiscal is up from 4.89 million for the same period previous year. "The holiday season battle begins now".