Nintendo Co., Ltd. has released their hardware sales for the first fiscal quarter of the 2020-2021 fiscal year. This quarter covers a three-month period from April 1 to June 30 of this year.
The Nintendo Switch is now at a lifetime sales of 61.44 million worldwide. In the previous quarter, it was at 55.76 million, meaning it sold 5.68 million units in the past quarter. It’s worth noting that only 2.62 million of the Switches sold were the Nintendo Switch Lite model while the other 3.06 million were the flagship Nintendo Switch model.
Percent wise, the Nintendo Switch family of systems has rose 166.6% year on year. Nintendo also notes how the Covid-19 has made manufacturing hardware more difficult resulting in a 3.3% decrease on hardware compared to last fiscal year at this particular quarter.
The Nintendo Switch is approaching the sales of the Nintendo Entertainment System (61.91 million) and has possibly overpassed it by now. Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems is sitting pretty at 75.87 million lifetime to date.
Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.