Nintendo has shipped almost 140 million Switch consoles

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Nintendo has shipped approximately 139.36 million Switch consoles since release. The Japanese gaming company announced this when presenting its quarterly figures. Last quarter, Super Mario Bros. Wonder also sold more than ten million times.

Nintendo also increased the sales expectations of the Switch for the current financial year, which ends on March 31, 2024. The manufacturer expects to deliver 15.5 million copies this year, while the original expectation was 15 million. This would largely be due to sales in the past quarter, around the holidays. Nintendo delivered approximately 6.9 million Switch consoles between October 1 and December 31, 2023, more than half of which were the OLED model. Since the start of the current fiscal year, the Japanese gaming giant has shipped 13.75 million Switches.

Software sales for the Switch fell by 7.8 percent last quarter compared to the same period in 2022. At the same time, the game maker is looking positively at the release of new games such as Super Mario Bros. Wonder, which was released on October 20 and has now been delivered 11.96 million times. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has sold more than 20 million copies since its release in March 2023, while 2017’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now passed 60 million copies shipped. Total software sales for the Switch are now at 1.2 billion.

The Nintendo Switch is now almost seven years old and is Nintendo’s second most successful console, after the DS. Nintendo is expected to release a successor to the Switch later this year, although Nintendo has not yet confirmed that. According to rumors, that console would receive a new SoC from Nvidia, with support for DLSS. An analyst recently reported that the upcoming console would have an 8″ LCD and therefore no OLED screen, writes Bloomberg.

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