Nintendo released its earnings earlier today and they were impressive with sales increasing 175.5 per cent year-on-year and reaching ¥857bn (£5.5bn). The Kyoto-based company’s operating profit increased 494.6 per cent year-on-year to reach ¥156bn (£1.01bn). What’s important is to look at software sales for the immensely popular Nintendo Switch system.
- Super Mario Odyssey 9.07 million copies
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 7.33 million copies
- Splatoon 2 4.91m million copies
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 above a million units shipped
On the back of these strong results, the platform holder has revised its forecast for the full year ending March 31st 2018: Nintendo now expects profit to reach ¥160bn (£1.03) by the end of that period, having previously announced ¥120bn (£0.77). Revenue is now expected to reach ¥1.02 trillion for that period, against a previously expected ¥960bn.