Nintendo has published the latest financial report confirming the very high level of Nintendo Switch and exclusive productions. The company’s owners confirm their plans for next year – preparations are underway for the premieres of several long-awaited titles.
Nintendo is another “player on the market” who, after Electronic Arts , Sony , Microsoft or Take-Two, sums up the last three months of activity. By September 30, 2021, 92.87 million Nintendo Switches were made available, which since July has sold 3.83 million copies. Interestingly, a total of 681 million games have already been purchased for the Japanese hybrid platform, which is an average of over 7 items per console.
Big N also referred to the situation of exclusive titles. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons are constantly enjoying a lot of interest, while already six items have sold over 20 million copies – this is an extremely effective result.
- 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
Nintendo also revealed its initial plans for 2022. Although Metroid Prime 4 still does not have a release date, the developer plans to offer the following games in the next 12 months:
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus – 1/28/2022
- TRIANGLE STRATEGY – 03/04/2022
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land – Spring 2022
- Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp – Spring 2022
- Splatoon 3 – 2022
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – 2022
- Bayonetta 3 – 2022
It’s worth noting that both Nintendo’s sales (-18.9%) and operating profit (-23.5%) declined year-on-year, mainly due to last year’s amazing results from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which were difficult to replicate . Nintendo Switch also recorded much less interest (-34%) compared to the same period last year – Nintendo Switch Lite achieved the biggest drop in popularity (-56.3%).