Nintendo Co., Ltd. has released their hardware numbers for the fourth fiscal quarter of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which covers January 1st to March 31st.
In the 4th quarter, Switch sold 4.72 million and is now at 84.59 million lifetime-to-date. It looks like the hybrid platform has surpassed the GBA and is now the 4th best-selling dedicated hardware from Nintendo. The next piece of hardware to surpass is the Wii at 101.63 million. The breakdown for the Switch family of systems was 3.55 million for the flagship Switch model and 1.17 for the Lite. Nintendo goes on to note that “Q4 hardware sell-through exceeded the record high posted in Q4 of last year [3.28 million]”.
Since it is a new fiscal year (FY22), Nintendo expects 25.5 million units of the Switch to be sold by the end of March 31, 2022. This is a 11.5% decrease as opposed to the actual number of Switches sold in FY21 being 28.83 million. Along with these hardware numbers, this quarter also saw 54.78 million units of software which has resulted in a total of 230.88 million units of software sold for the fiscal year.
Other details of note include that digital sales for FY21 have increased 68.5% at 344.1 billion yen when compared to the 204.1 billion yen of FY20. Also, mobile net sales are up at 57 billion yen for FY21 versus the 51.2 billion yen of FY20.
Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.