Well, Nintendo Is Still Doing Incredible

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Today, Nintendo released its financials for the nine-month period ending December 31, 2019. Once again, the company posted some truly staggering figures.


Net sales were up 37.3 percent year on year, while operating profit increased an eye-watering 98.2 percent, doubling last year’s results and reaching nearly $5 billion.

During the same period, Nintendo sold 24.1 million hardware units, a 35.8 percent increasing year on year. Out of that figure, 16.77 million were the Nintendo Switch, while 7.33 million were the Switch Lite. Also, Nintendo sold 176.1 million units of software during this period, a 43 percent increase compared with last year.

The Nintendo Switch has now reached 79.87 million lifetime sales, surpassing the Nintendo 3DS’s 75.94 million units.

In the nine-month period ending December 31, the biggest selling games were Animal Crossing: New Horizons at 19.41 million units, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 8.64 million units, Super Mario 3D All-Stars at 8.32 million units, and Ring Fit Adventure at 5.95 million units. In total, 29 games have sold over a million copies—twenty of which are Nintendo titles!

Digital sales were also up an impressive 104.9 percent—which makes sense with everyone home due to the pandemic.

Last August, Kotaku reported that Nintendo profits had increased 400 percent. The financial year ends on March 31, so look forward to more impressive numbers from Mario and friends.


Update February 1 - 7:40 AM: Edited for clarity.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



they got lightning in a bottle with the switch, there’s no way they’ll be able to do this again with their next console