Nintendo Switch Sold 2.74 Million Units Globally in March

In fact, Nintendo actually sold more copies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch than it did Switch consoles: Breath of the Wild sold 2.76 million units on the Nintendo Switch, passing the console's 2.74 million units by some 20,000 sales.

Based on this data, the Nintendo Switch sold more units in the U.S. at a faster rate than the Nintendo Wii - the biggest selling console Nintendo has ever made.

In this instance, the stallion in question is Nintendo, with the company revealing the Switch shifted 2.74 million units in March alone. Along with strong sales of the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it looks like the 3DS is still going strong.

"Since the March 3 Switch launch, Nintendo has outperformed TOPIX, but probably not beyond the point where pre-launch expectations are priced in; we doubt the success/failure of the real game console cycle is properly reflected".

Today as part of Nintendo's latest earnings report for the fiscal year ended March 31, Nintendo provided the first worldwide shipment update for the Nintendo Switch. The recent release of Pokemon Sun and Moon is thought to have helped boost the portable console's popularity with combined sales of 15.44 million units. In the next financial year, however, Nintendo expects zero Wii U hardware sales - after all, it's now ceased production. The company's stock price has risen 9.4% since news of its sales record broke. That saw Nintendo 3DS software sales at 55.08 million copies, whcih is a 14 percent increase year-on-year.

Thanks to its efforts in mobile, Nintendo's brand has also seen a strong revival, and the company has managed to tap into some of the nostalgia around its past games and consoles.

Nintendo reported revenues of $4.4 billion, compared to about $4.5 billion a year ago. One possible explanation is that fans bought the game before purchasing the Nintendo Switch console, which could make sense since the Switch is still facing some supply issues. Although the release of some new titles offering amiibo functionality restored some momentum, amiibo sales remained limited to 9.1 million units for figure-type and 9.3 million units for card-type. Either way, Nintendo is seeing some of their best years so far. Sales were down slightly, and operating income slightly lower, but ordinary profit jumped 75% from the last fiscal year. It plans to release titles featuring its classic Mario character and an addition to its highly popular Splatoon series by the end of this year. Nintendo announced their global sales figures in a newly released financial statement.

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