Nintendo sold 2.74 million Switch systems in first month

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With that in mind, Nintendo expects Switch sales to hit 10 million units by the end of the next financial year on March 31, 2018.

It's unlikely that Switch sales will remain quite as high in the coming months as during its launch phase, but Nintendo is still projecting healthy sales for its next fiscal year.

The majority of what we've been hearing from devs so far is that Nintendo has been very supportive of these smaller games on Switch, and it has made not just the development process, but even the publishing process a whole lot easier than it was in the past on Wii U and 3DS. Who knows? Companies ultimately follow the money, and if Stardock was convinced that the Switch has enough of an audience for its games, I am sure it would look into porting its games to the platform.

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Nintendo thought its new Switch console would do well; it had no idea it would do this well. The fastest selling game for Nintendo console was "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" which sold approximately 1.3 million units. In fact, Nintendo reports the Switch managed to move 2.74 million units, a figure that surprised even Nintendo given Switch's off-holiday arrival.

Sales volume for the Nintendo 3DS software also grew favorably.

Robust Wii demand drove Nintendo's operating profit to a record JPY 555 billion in the year ended in March 2009, as profit from a new console typically peaks a couple years after launch when the software lineup expands. "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" sold 2.76 million copies worldwide for the Switch. This title elicited a fantastic response from consumers worldwide.

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It's also worth noting that constrained supplies have pushed some retailers to offer mostly bundled sets which include a console as well as games and other items you may or may not want. It seems to be the ideal device for Nintendo to stop dividing its attentions between home and portable and just focus on one console that actually does both well, and make great software for it. Profit has fallen by 3 percent annually, while the company's operating revenue was down by 11 percent. Of that, its net profit was $925 million, beating the company's forecast by around 14 percent. With this, Nintendo has pledged to try to "maintain the momentum of the platform and to reach a broader audience". Including sales of the Wii U version, the total is 3.84 million copies.

We will release Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia overseas in May (April in Japan) and plan to release Ever Oasis and Hey! "Pikmin in June and July", the report says regarding 3DS. Nintendo simply noted the game had been "generating buzz". Third-party developers have also announced major titles for Nintendo 3DS.

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