Nintendo delivers more consoles and games, but adjusts expectations

Nintendo has thanks to games like Super Smash. Bros and Pokémon: Let’s Go sold twice as many games for Nintendo Switch. The manufacturer is lowering expectations for Switch console deliveries for this financial year.

Nintendo delivered more than 52 million Switch games in the quarter between the beginning of October and the end of December, more than twice as many as a year earlier. In total, there are now 163.61 million games for the Switch console. Especially Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon: Let’s Go did well. Of those games, Nintendo supplied 12.1 and 10 million respectively. At Super Mario Party, the counter remained at 5.3 million copies.

In the last three months of 2018, the company shipped 9.41 million Switch consoles. That is 30 percent more than in the same quarter a year earlier. Since the release of the console, Nintendo has shipped 32.27 million copies of the Switch. With that, the Switch is about to catch up with the Nintendo 64, of that console a small 33 million went over the counter. Nintendo also announced that it has now shipped a total of 5.83 million units of the NES and SNES Classic consoles.

Nintendo had forecast in October last year that it would ship a total of 20 million Switch consoles in the financial year running from April to April. After the end of the third quarter, that number now stands at 14.49 million units. With the announcement of the quarterly figures, Nintendo now lowers its expectations to 17 million Switch consoles for the complete fiscal year.

Thanks to the good deliveries of consoles and games, Nintendo achieved a quarterly turnover of 608.4 billion yen, or about 4.8 billion euros. That is 26 percent more than in the same quarter a year earlier.