Finally, Wii U sold 760k units during the last 12 months - a decrease of 77 per cent year-on-year, as focus shifts to Switch.
Hard-nosed computer games company Nintendo has claimed that it has sold 2.74 million Nintendo Switch consoles since the device was released at the beginning of March. The Switch is Nintendo's fastest selling console of all time. Despite several games releasing with heavy amiibo compatibility, sales were limited to 9.1 million figures and 9.3 million cards for the entire fiscal year.
Nintendo's fiscal year to March net profit came in at 102.6 billion yen ($921 million), compared with 16.5 billion yen a year ago.
Nintendo shared their latest earnings report for fiscal year ended March 31, with plenty to show for their recent performance.
The projected Yen65 billion operating profit, if realized, would be the highest since the year ending March 2011. However, Pokemon Go (along with Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Mario Run) contributed to a growing mobile business for Nintendo that will probably grow in the coming years.
If you're outside the United Kingdom, you can pre-order your Nintendo Switch at a variety of places. This year, it's enjoying another hit-one that's all the more surprising, and arguably more critical for the troubled company's future.
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Revenues of $39.37 billion were off almost 3% year-over-year, and failed to reach the Street's consensus mark of $40.53 billion. The company expects to see EPS growth in the mid-single-digit range, with free cash flow in the $18 billion range.
It also revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Switch has sold 2.76 million copies - meaning 20,000 more units of Zelda have been sold than there are Switches in the wild.
As announced in the European Nintendo Direct, Dr. Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training is finally listed with a release date (28 July) for the region.
Nintendo said the Switch was off to a "promising start", with consumer demand strong for its "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "1-2-Switch" games. "We aim to stimulate the platform and expand sales going into the holiday season this year".
"Furthermore, this year is Kirby's 25th anniversary, so we are planning to release downloadable titles and a new multiplayer action game for Nintendo 3DS".
Do you think that upcoming games will determine hardcore gamers to purchase the new console from Nintendo? All these games may boost the sales for Nintendo Switch even more.
But that result included extraordinary income from the sale of part of Nintendo's stake in the Seattle Mariners.