Nintendo financial results – February 2023 – Switch at 122.55 million units
Posted on February 7, 2023 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch
Nintendo’s latest results have just been published, this time for the nine months ended December 31, 2023. We once again have news about Switch sales as well as general information about the company.
The full highlights are as follows:
– Net sales this period – 1,295.1 billion yen
– Operating profit this period – 410.5 billion yen
– Ordinary profit this period: 482.5 billion yen
– Switch hardware total: 122.55 million
– Switch software total – 994.30 million
– Overall Switch sales this period – 14.91 million
– Standard Switch sales this period – 5.22 million
– Switch OLED sales this period – 7.69 million
– Switch Lite sales this period – 2.00 million
– Smart devices, IP related income, etc. this period – 38.9 billion yen
Looking at the Nintendo Switch business during the nine months ended December 31, 2022, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet got off to a strong start, recording total sales of 20.61 million units during the period. Other new titles released during this fiscal year also performed well, with Splatoon 3 selling 10.13 million units, and Nintendo Switch Sports selling 8.61 million units. In addition, among the titles released through the end of the previous fiscal year, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 6.66 million units (for cumulative sales of 52.00 million units) and Kirby and the Forgotten Land sold 3.47 million units (for cumulative sales of 6.12 million units). As a result of these factors, the total number of million-seller titles during this period was 27, including titles from other software publishers.
As for hardware, units sold declined 21.3% year-on-year to 14.91 million units, mainly due to a shortage of semiconductors and other component supplies that impacted production until around late summer. Total software sales declined 4.0% year-on-year to 172.11 million units, affected to some extent by the decline in hardware sales.
Turning to the digital business for our dedicated video game platform, sales of downloadable versions of packaged software for Nintendo Switch performed well, and revenue related to Nintendo Switch Online increased, helping to push digital sales to 310.0 billion yen, up 21.5% year-on-year.
For the mobile and IP-related business, royalty income was stable but income from smart-device content declined, with the result that overall sales declined 2.3% year-on-year to 38.9 billion yen.
The end result is that total sales reached 1,295.1 billion yen, with overseas sales of 988.8 billion yen accounting for 76.4% of the total. Operating profit was 410.5 billion yen, ordinary profit was 482.5 billion yen, and net profit attributable to owners of parent totaled 346.2 billion yen.