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Nintendo talks Switch hardware and software sales

Posted on May 6, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo delved into the performance of Switch hardware and software sales as part of its latest financial results.

Over the past year, sales of the console were up 37.1 percent. Between all Switch hardware, the system sold nearly 30 million units.

As for software, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was Nintendo’s top performance over the past fiscal year at 20.85 million. Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury also performed strongly at 9.01 million and 5.59 million copies respectively.

Here’s the full rundown from Nintendo:

First let’s talk about Nintendo Switch sales.

Hardware unit sales for the entire Nintendo Switch family of systems rose by 37.1% year-on-year to 28.83 million units. That breaks down to sales of 20.32 million units of Nintendo Switch, and 8.51 million units of Nintendo Switch Lite.

Regarding software, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released last fiscal year, posted sales of 20.85 million units for a cumulative sales total of 32.63 million units, contributing greatly to the overall growth in software sales. Among titles released this fiscal year, Super Mario 3D All-Stars had sales of 9.01 million units, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury sold 5.59 million units. In addition to these Nintendo titles, sales of titles from other software publishers also continued to grow steadily. There were 36 million-seller titles this fiscal year, including titles from these other software publishers.

As a result of these factors, total software sales grew by 36.8% year-on-year to 230.88 million units.


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