Nintendo announced that it sold 3.19 million Switch Consoles last quarter, which means there have been 5.07 million units for the fiscal year so far and 22.86 million since its launch in March 2017. It’s right people have now handed out GameCubes 21.74 million in total and Wii U.
The home / portable hybrid console has been a great success, but Nintendo has an uphill if it will meet its own 20 million optimistic sales targets for the year ending March 31, which will end remains unchanged. The current holiday quarter is by far the most important, and last year Nintendo moved “only” 7.23 million units. The company is likely to need to almost double it to meet its goals, given that the quarter after the holiday is traditionally very slow.
If you had to think of any franchise that could kick a big sales rate, Pokémon and Super Smash Bros. everybody would be good a pick like someone, and both are set to start on Switch this quarter. It is also worth pointing out that Switch sales are slightly higher than the year before, although there are no major game releases in the past three months, even though the system was still limited to this time last year.
At the same time, Sony’s PlayStation business continues to grow. The company just announced that it sends over 86 million PS4 consoles worldwide. For comparison, the last PS3 80 million was back in 201
3, while the original PlayStation managed about 102 million.
The operating profit for Sony’s gaming department is over 100 percent over the same six-month period from the last fiscal year, with more than 240 percent higher revenues and the company has increased its PS4 sales forecast for the year to 17.5 million units. Can PS4 be the second best-selling PlayStation behind PS2?