Nintendo sees Switch console doubling full-year profit

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" sold 2.76 million copies worldwide for the Switch.

Based on this data, the Nintendo Switch sold more units in the United States at a faster rate than the Nintendo Wii - the biggest selling console Nintendo has ever made.

In total, Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switch consoles worldwide in less than a month. "As a home console, shipments would likely fall short of the Wii, but given that Switch users are less likely to be light users vs. the Wii base, we expect a higher tie ratio and profitability". Only Pokemon X & Y has sold more copies, although it's expected that Sun and Moon will eventually eclipse those games' 16.06 million sales figure.

Analysts are wondering whether the new Nintendo Switch will bring more profit then the Wii console.

Nintendo's other active console, the purely handheld Nintendo 3DS, sold 820,000 units in during the Q4 2016/17, putting its lifetime sales at 66.12 million but signifying the imminent end of the console's successful lifespan.

Sales of launch title mini-game compilation 1-2 Switch were not disclosed, however.

Nintendo's goal is to ship 35 million Switch games in the next 12 months, and with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe out tomorrow, and Splatoon 2, ARMS, and Super Mario Odyssey to come there seems a good chance they might. According to Nintendo's latest earnings report for this fiscal year, the Switch is still selling like hotcakes.

Profit from a new console typically peaks a couple of years after launch when there is a wide choice of game titles.

Sales of amiibo are also touched on, but Nintendo isn't too enthused.

The strong sales of Switch helped the company post an operating profit of 178 billion yen ($1.6 billion) for the last quarter and sales of 750 billion yen ($6.7 billion) and an operating profit of 65 billion yen ($584 million) for the fiscal year. What's more, Nintendo has issued an even more impressive forecast for Switch sales in fiscal 2017. How have you found your time with the Switch? The company booked net profit of Yen16.5 billion in the year-earlier term that ended March last year. Either way, Nintendo is seeing some of their best years so far. When the Wii U version is included, that number reaches 3.84 million.

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