'Well, Nintendo Is Doing Great'

November 06, 2020

Brian Ashcroft, reporting for Kotaku:

In its six-month earning statement ending on September 30 of this year, Nintendo reported that year-on-year net sales are up 73.3 percent, while net profit reached 213 billion yen ($2 billion), an increase of 243.6 percent.

Moreover, hardware sales reached 12.53 million units worldwide during this period, which is an 80.9 percent increase year on year. Out of that number, 8.36 million were standard Switch consoles and 5.17 million were Switch Lites.

Here’s an updated look at lifetime Nintendo Switch sales vs PS4 and Xbox One:

Console units sold, Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One as of September, 30 2020

And compared against it’s older cousin the Nintendo 3DS:

Console units sold, Switch vs 3DS as of September, 30 2020

Ashcroft, continued:

Nintendo has modified its forecast for the current financial year, expecting a 50 percent increase in net profit. Previously, Nintendo had forecasted selling 19 million Switch units, but that number has been changed to 24 million, which is higher than the 21 million sold last year. Software sales are forecasted to reach 170 million units, which is up from the previously forecasted number of 140 million units. In comparison, last year’s software sales reached 168 million units.

Here’s a look if Nintendo’s forecast holds true:

Console units sold, Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One as of September, 30 2020

And a look against the goat — PS2 is the greatest selling console of all time at 158 million units; g(sc)oat:

Console units sold, Switch vs PS4 vs PS2 as of September, 30 2020