Nintendo released its financial results for the six months ended September 30th. The company reported net sales of 657 billion yen ($4.5 billion).
In the reported six months, the Switch family of systems sold 6.7 million units, bringing the total lifetime to 114.3 million units.
Broken down, the standard Switch sold 2.23 million units, Switch OLED sold a total of 3.53 million units, and Switch Lite moved 92,000 units during the period.
According to Nintendo, hardware units sold fell 19% year over year to a reported 6.7 million units, driven by factors such as continued shortages of semiconductors and other components.
In terms of software sales, every title released during this period sold well, with Splatoon 3 and Nintendo Switch Sports getting off to a good start with sales of 7.9 million and 6.15 million units, respectively. Mario Strikers: Battle League sold 2.17 million units and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 moved 1.72 million units.
In addition, stable sales of titles released up to the end of previous financial years were reported. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 3.07 million units (for cumulative sales of 48.4 million units) and Kirby and the Forgotten Land moved 2.6 million units (for cumulative sales of 5.3 million units), making it the best-selling Kirby title to date.
Sales of titles from other software publishers also grew steadily, bringing the total number of millions of titles sold during this period to 15, including titles from other software publishers. As a result of these factors, total software sales increased 1.6% year over year to 95.4 million units.
In the digital store, the downloadable versions of the boxed software for Nintendo Switch sold well, and Nintendo Switch Online sales also increased. In addition, sales of add-on content not only for Nintendo titles but also titles from other software companies increased, along with sales of download-only titles, which helped push digital sales to 189 billion yen (1, $3 billion) which represents a 30% increase on the year – on the year.
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