Nintendo Co., Ltd. has released their hardware numbers for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 2022.
From April 1 to June 30, the Switch has sold 4.45 million units with a breakdown of 3.31 million units of the flagship Switch model, and 1.14 million units of the Switch Lite. Nintendo notes that this a 21.7% year-on-year decline. The LTD sales of the Switch. are now at 89.04 million units worldwide. This means it is 12.59 million units away from reaching Wii numbers.
Hardware was not the only sector down as software was down 10.2% year-on-year. Nintendo claims that hardware and software sales of first quarter of the last fiscal year were substantially driven by the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Regardless, software sales continued to grow steadily, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shipping another 1.69 million and New Pokémon Snap selling 2.07 million so far. Indie
Other details of note include digital sales revenue at 75.9 billion yen which is a decrease of 24.9% year-on-year; however, indie titles remained steady. Mobile revenue is at 13.1 billion yen, a decrease of 0.6% year-on-year. Nintendo also announced that it would be trying to buy back its 1.8 million shares from the Tokyo Stock Exchange in order to cancel the shares.
Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.