Nintendo released the Nintendo Switch back in March of 2017 and ever since then millions have enjoyed the ride. From big releases such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and tons of support for indie titles there has been absolutely no shortage of content.
This success has not only transferred to Nintendo perception wise, it’s also transferred financially as well. Nintendo has released its quarterly financial earnings and they are fantastic, to say the least.
First off, The Nintendo Switch has surpassed over 52 million units sold worldwide coming up over 10 million units from where it was just a couple of months ago. I’m sure the release of the Switch in China definitely helped those numbers increase greatly.
Then we move on to the software performance, and the highlight of it all is Pokemon Sword & Shield selling over 16 million copies since it’s November 2019 release only two months ago. To put it in perspective on how well of a performance that is, Mario Odyssey, Zelda, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu & Eevee, and many other big Nintendo Titles have only surpassed 16 to 17 million copies and those games have been out for a year or more. Pokemon Sword & Shield did this in the span of just a few months and I think it’s pretty much a given that the game will continue to grow and sell millions more.
The full software performance list for the Nintendo Switch can be read below:
- Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield – 16.06 Million
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 22.96 Million
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 5.37 Million
- Super Mario Maker 2 – 5.04 Million
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – 4.19 Million
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 17.68 Million
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 16.34 Million
- Super Mario Party – 9.12 Million
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses – 2.58 Million
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 5.85 Million
- Ring Fit Adventure – 2.17 Million
- Super Mario Odyssey – 16.59 Million
- Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee! – 11.76 Million
- Splatoon 2 – 9.81 Million
- Astral Chain – 1.03 Million
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – 1.02 Million
This is definitely one of Nintendo’s best quarterly earnings we’ve seen and from the looks of things those earnings don’t seem to be slowing down drastically anytime soon.