Nintendo has flogged 4.7 million Switch consoles

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As of June 30, Nintendo has sold roughly 4.7 million Nintendo Switches, which means that, by now, that number has most certainly surpassed 5 million. The remaining 1.6 million were sold in other regions, including Europe. It's a shame we can't see Splatoon 2's opening numbers quite yet, but in October we're sure they'll be looking great.

Nintendo said its Switch game software sales have been solid, with demand strong for "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, "ARMS" and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild".

Nintendo released a hybrid console called the Switch in March, hoping it would find more success than its predecessor the Wii U, which was widely considered a flop.

In its April-June earnings report released on Wednesday, the Kyoto-based company said it would sell 10 million units of the Switch by March, sticking with its initial outlook in April.

For smart devices, many consumers are continuing to enjoy Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, which were released during the previous fiscal year.




The Kyoto-based game giant booked a consolidated operating profit of ¥16.21 billion, up from last year's ¥5.13 billion loss, on revenue of ¥154.07 billion, up almost 2.5-fold. In addition to that, Nintendo has achieved a profit of 21 million yen ($190 million USD) and an operating income of over 16 million yen ($145 million USD).

The take out of all of this, there still aren't enough Nintendo Switch consoles to satisfy demand, with Nintendo promising to increase production to meet that demand, especially in Japan.

The company also revealed the sales numbers for some of its biggest game releases during this time.

All of that translates into good news for Nintendo's finances.

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