Nintendo Switch sales top 22.86 million, overtaking the GameCube

Nintendo Switch Just Outsold Gamecube's Lifetime Sales

Nintendo Switch Surpasses GameCube, But …

Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 12.17 million units in its first full year.

If Nintendo hits its sales targets for the Switch this fiscal year, it'll also surpass the N64's lifetime sales of 32.93 million units. This includes first, and third-party games. These are impressive numbers to go alongside Switch's impressive console sales numbers. Mario Tennis Aces, with 2.16 million units sold, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, with 1.67 million, are the big standouts.

Nintendo has released its latest batch of financial data, revealing that the Nintendo Switch has sold 22.86 million units worldwide as of 30th September 2018.

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For the first six months ending on September 30, Nintendo's big software releases included "Mario Tennis Aces", which sold 2.16 million and "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze" which sold 1.67 million. Digital sales also showed "especially good growth", with a 71.7% increase over past year. $3.44 billion in sales is nothing to scoff at, and Nintendo's shift towards digital distribution of software will continue to improve operating margins. Total software sales reached 111 million units. In the last quarter, revenue grew to $1.96 billion compared to $1.95 billion for the same period previous year. A flurry of highly anticipated games launching in the coming weeks will be crucial to Nintendo being able to hit its goal of selling another 20 million consoles over the next six months.

President Shuntaro Furukawa, who assumed the role in June, said the sales target was a challenge but expressed confidence it would be reached. "The holiday season battle begins now".

Nintendo's quarterly sales growth slowed to 1% year-over-year, which is the worst pace for the company since the Switch launched.

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