Nintendo Switch Reaches New Sales Milestone, But Still Far Off Target

Nintendo Switch Just Outsold Gamecube's Lifetime Sales

Nintendo Switch Just Outsold Gamecube's Lifetime Sales

The Switch's sales figures don't appear to be plateauing at the moment, though admittedly the console will have to do some pretty frantic holiday sales if it wants to meet its projected yearly goal.

Sony's operating profit was 239 billion yen ($2.1 billion) for the September quarter, topping analysts' average estimate for 205 billion yen. Nintendo was also proud to announce that Mario Tennis Aces has sold 2.16 million copies since launch.

Nintendo revealed that its Nintendo Switch console has sold 22.86 million units worldwide as of September 30.

Highly anticipated: Nintendo's Switch is midway through its second year and sales continue to be incredibly solid. The company grew its profit during the period by 25.4% to 64.6 billion yen ($572 million).

Israeli army strikes Hamas targets in response to rockets from Gaza
In a rare move, the Israeli military threatened to carry out airstrikes in Syria against Syrian and Iranian targets in response. The rocket attacks followed the death of four Palestinians participating in a protest along Gaza's perimeter fence with Israel.

Nintendo expects that the releases of "Super Mario Party", which came out earlier this month, but isn't part of the first half of Nintendo's fiscal year, two "Pokemon" titles, and "Super Smash Bros".

For context, this puts the Switch past the GameCube, Nintendo's sixth-generation console which debuted in Japan in September 2001 and went on to accumulate 21.74 million in lifetime sales. "Instead, Nintendo will rely on a pair of Pokemon titles in November and the latest Super Smash Bros. game in December to drive the Switch during the holiday quarter". Call of Duty: Black Ops set a new PlayStation record for first-day digital sales, and other big titles coming this quarter include Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Just Cause 4. The total software sales for Nintendo Switch reached 42.13 million. "From the beginning we decided on a target that would be challenging to reach, not easy", said Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa following the results. Nintendo has previously said it will release another smartphone title, Mario Kart Tours, sometime before April.

One particular selling point of the 3DS at this stage is its impressive library of games, both from Nintendo itself and third-party developers.

Super Mario Party is available for Nintendo Switch.

Recommended News

  • First VIDEO of Wreckage From Deadly Boeing 737 Plane Disaster Emerges

    First VIDEO of Wreckage From Deadly Boeing 737 Plane Disaster Emerges

    The folloiwng reports surface just a few years after Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people crashed into the sea. The jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, which can carry up to 200 passengers, according to air tracking service Flightradar 24.
    India's Kohli becomes fastest to complete 10000 ODI runs

    India's Kohli becomes fastest to complete 10000 ODI runs

    It was the Indian skipper's second consecutive century against the Windies after his 140 run knock in the first ODI at Guwahati. Kohli is also the fastest in terms of time taken to score the runs, as he reached the milestone in 10 years and 67 days.
    Cardiff captain Sean Morrison hopes Liverpool win Premier League

    Cardiff captain Sean Morrison hopes Liverpool win Premier League

    He looked accomplished and creative on the ball, whilst proving to be a nuisance for Red Star off the ball. It's an exceptional number and hopefully he can continue.
  • OxygenOS Open Beta 6 brings Nightscape and more to OnePlus 6

    OxygenOS Open Beta 6 brings Nightscape and more to OnePlus 6

    The base 128GB model continues to come with 6GB RAM, with 8GB RAM reserved for the 256GB storage variant. The OnePlus 6T comes with either 128GB or 256GB of inbuilt storage, not expandable via microSD card.
    Windies salvage tie to dampen 10000-club Kohli's day

    Windies salvage tie to dampen 10000-club Kohli's day

    Hope, who registered his second ODI ton, kept chipping away despite some tight bowling by the Indian pacemen and Holder´s run out. The West Indies spinners, especially senior pro Devendra Bishoo, could not deliver on a pitch that offered turn and played slow.
    Floods raid Dead Sea school, rescue team search for missing students

    Floods raid Dead Sea school, rescue team search for missing students

    The private-school students and their adult chaperones were touring near the Dead Sea when the floods carried them away. A civil defence official was quoted on state television as saying that the number of casualties was expected to rise.
  • 9th Child Dead From Flu-Like Adenovirus Outbreak at New Jersey Center

    9th Child Dead From Flu-Like Adenovirus Outbreak at New Jersey Center

    Adenoviruses frequently cause mild to severe illness with cold-like symptoms, particularly in young children. This latest death was a confirmed case of adenovirus , according to the New Jersey Department of Health .
    NBC cancels Megyn Kelly’s morning show

    NBC cancels Megyn Kelly’s morning show

    Then on February 1, 2017, NBC made the abrupt announcement: Hall left the network the day before, on the day her contract was up. And Kelly has been openly challenging the news division's management, including NBC News chair Andy Lack , for months.
    Voter Registration, Absentee and Early Voting

    Voter Registration, Absentee and Early Voting

    There is at least one early voting center in every county, and 12 counties have more than one center. Downtown Dallas even featured a selfie station for those wishing to tout their early voting prowess.
  • Here's Why Steve Madden Just Called Out Nicki Minaj on Twitter

    Here's Why Steve Madden Just Called Out Nicki Minaj on Twitter

    But I'm sick and exhausted of that back and forth s-t. 'I'm not doing it - I'm in a good space right now - let me know what's up'. Wackerman responded to a post of the video on The Shade Room , writing, "Tell the truth Boo!" You need to pick a side.
    2 winning tickets sold for $750 million Powerball jackpot

    2 winning tickets sold for $750 million Powerball jackpot

    The victor or winners would also have a one-time cash option of $428.6 million - a prize that's still more than alright. While there was no grand prize victor , seven players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million as well.
    Losing David De Gea will make Manchester United worse - José Mourinho

    Losing David De Gea will make Manchester United worse - José Mourinho

    The Chilean global is exhausted of being left out by his coach, Jose Mourinho , and thinking of moving on mid-season. Sanchez, 29, left Arsenal for United less than a year ago but it's not gone well for him.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.