Nintendo has released its latest sales figures of the Switch. They are, unsurprisingly, at the height of the hype surrounding the hybrid console.
The stake was not the end in itself, but rather the way to achieve it. In record time, the Nintendo Switch was able to supplant the Wii U. As of December 31, 2017, the Japanese firm had already sold 14.86 million copies of its hybrid machine, against 13.56 million Wii U whose production was stopped.
Translation: The Switch did not need to blow its first birthday to brandish a park installed much higher than the one that preceded it. Which amounts to declaring the obvious: the disheveling success of one inevitably brings to mind the bitter failure of the other.
Quality exclusives = success
In terms of games, the Nintendo Switch is not left out and the catalog of exclusives can already crack of numbers quite amazing when compared to installed park. Thus, Super Mario Odyssey comes in first with 9.07 million copies (more than one in two), ahead of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (7.33 million, or almost every other owner), The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (6.70 million) and Splatoon 2 (4.91 million). Three other titles exceeded the million: 1-2-Switch (1.88 million), ARMS (1.61 million) and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (1.06 million).
In fact, Nintendo has a rather exceptional financial situation over the first nine months of the fiscal year with a turnover of 857 billion yen / 6.33 billion euros (+ 175.5%) for a net profit 135 billion yen / 998.4 million euros (+ 31.3%). For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, the Japanese manufacturer has revised its forecasts upwards with a turnover reaching 1,020 billion euros / 7.54 billion euros (+ 108.5% ), which had not happened since the Wii and DS era. In short, the couple Switch / 3DS is good for the accounts and brings back to the hours of glory.