The Nintendo Switch is seeing its best quarter so far
The Nintendo Switch is seeing its best quarter so far

Nintendo sold 11.57 million Nintendo Switch platforms in the most recent quarter, and total revenue since its launch in 2017 has grown to 79.87 million.

Those numbers are up 7% year-on-year and are the Nintendo Switch's best quarter yet.

The platform is approaching its fourth anniversary, and additional features mean the Nintendo Switch has now surpassed the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS series, which currently boasts 75.94 million units.

If the platform can sell at least 2.5 million units in the spring, it will outperform Game Boy Advance, which sold 81.51 million platforms.

After that, the Nintendo Switch will only have three Nintendo consoles to conquer: the Wii Family, Game Boy, and DS.

The platform's popularity is unsurprising because we are still in the middle of the pandemic, everyone is looking for entertainment, and if you are stuck at home, a platform with your own screen will help.

However, the record quarter is impressive, as the company hasn't released many flagship games for the platform in the fourth quarter and has nothing to do with Hyrule Warriors: Calageity.

There is Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Pikmin 3 Deluxe, but they only sold 1.08 million and 1.94 million copies, respectively.

Nintendo also offers several other games, including Super Mario Bros. 35 and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Blade of Light, a re-creation of the classic NES tactical game.

Additionally, Nintendo relies on third-party games such as The Immortal Fairy Fanny, Control, John Wick Hexadecimal, and No More Heroes to complete the release schedule.

Nintendo has several vintage games that are still very popular, including Mario Kart Deluxe, which has sales of $ 33.41 million.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released less than a year ago, also sold 5.14 million cars, increasing lifetime sales to 31.18 million vehicles.

"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" came in third with sales of $ 22.85 million, followed by "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" with sales of $ 21.45 million, and "Pokémon Sword and Shield" with $ 20.35 million.

Nintendo increased its guidance for the fiscal year ending March 31 to 26.5 million platforms and increased its estimated net income by 33% to 400 billion yen, or nearly $ 3.82 billion.

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