Nintendo hits $1.37 billion in net sales in Q1 earnings

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By the end of June 30th, Nintendo has shipped over 4.7 million Nintendo Switch units.

In comparison, the original Splatoon for Wii U sold 156,610 units within its first four days of release, and achieved lifetime sales of 1,512,789 units. Of that figure 0.69m units were sold in Japan, with the remaining 2.85m coming from overseas.

Compared to first game's 156,610 unit debut. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 3.54 million physical and digital copies and ARMS, which released on June 16, managed to sell 1.18 million in two weeks.

Much of Nintendo's focus in the previous quarter was on the Switch, and as a result, there weren't a whole lot of notable releases for the 3DS.

Ahmad also shared the software attachment rates between Switch software and the hardware, revealing that there's an 83% attachment rate for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch.

This continuing shortage is indicative of the Switch's success, with Nintendo reporting that it sold 1.97 million consoles in the three-month period ending in June.

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Nintendo Switch sales figures have been revealed, and on paper it's good news for the company.

The biggest hurdle they had to overcome was the iPhone 8 using up a lot of the NAND chips that were also required for manufacturing the Nintendo Switch, as reported by 9to5 Mac.

For Q1, Nintendo took home revenues of 154bn yen (£1.05bn) making it the most profitable first quarter for Nintendo since 2011. As you might have guessed, things are looking pretty stellar with Nintendo Switch sales and software sales at phenomenal highs.

What's especially interesting to note is that the PlayStation 4, which has been out for nearly four years, just recently surpassed 5 units sold in Japan.

In terms of the game itself, we don't have any solid details apart from this and the fact it exists, but no doubt it's hyping a lot of fans up, and may even draw a lot of people into buying a Switch just for this. That's a 149% increase in revenue compared to the same time a year ago.

Nintendo is trying to make more use of its roster of popular characters, moving into new areas for the company including smartphone gaming and theme parks.

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