Nintendo has revealed it has sold a worldwide grand total of 92.87 million Nintendo Switch consoles and 681 million software units during its six-month financial results for September 30th, 2021.
Overall, the company reports it sold 8.28 Switch family consoles the company sold during the period is a 34 percent decrease year-over-year. Software numbers for the period came in at 93.89 units, which is a 6.3 percent decrease year-over-year. Moving onto the actual financial, Nintendo reported sales of $6.73 billion, a 23 percent increase year over year with overall profit for the company during the period at $1.86 billion, which is an increase compared to last year’s $1.5 billion operating profit number.
Nintendo has also shared its updated sales numbers for its top 10 first-party Switch titles which reveal that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 38.74 million units worldwide across physical and digital. This is significant as the Switch port of the Wii U version has surpassed Mario Kart Wii‘s lifetime sales of 37.38 making Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the best-selling Mario Kart game in the series. Below is the full list of updated software sale numbers.
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 38.74 million units sold
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 34.85 million units sold
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 25.71 million units sold
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 24.13 million units sold
- Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 22.64 million units sold
- Super Mario Odyssey – 21.95 million units sold
- Super Mario Party – 16.48 million units
- Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 13.83 million units
- Splatoon 2 – 12.68 million
- Ring Fit Adventure – 12.21 million units
In addition to that Nintendo has praised “strong growth” in recent Nintendo Switch titles that released during its fiscal year which includes The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD at 3.6 million units sold, New Pokemon Snap at 2.19 million units sold, and Mario Golf: Super Rush at 1.94 million units sold. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD‘s sales are notable as it was the best-selling first-party title sold during the six-month period.
Since the financial results are before the launch of the Nintendo Switch OLED, that version of the console was not reported but the console manufacturer sold about 6.48 Nintendo Switch consoles and 1.8 Nintendo Switch Lite consoles. In addition to the updated number, Nintendo has cut its Switch sales forecast a bit for its fiscal year ending March 31st, 2022 from 25.5 million to 24 million which the company blames on the global chip shortage which is reflected in the company’s updated manufactured expectation which is 20 percent lower for the year.