In its latest financial report, Nintendo finally revealed official sales numbers for the Nintendo Switch and its biggest titles, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for the first two quarters of 2017 (ending on June 30th). As expected, the console has been doing amazingly well, with 4.7 million units sold in its first four months on the market; for comparison’s sake, as a Reddit user pointed out, the 3DS pushed about 4.3 million units in that same time period, and the Wii U sold about 3.4 million.
The Switch’s top-selling game continues to be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has moved about 3.92 million units since launch. The game now has an attach rate of about 83%, the highest of any Switch title. Of course, this is somewhat lower than it was a couple of months ago, when Breath of the Wild had an attach rate of over 100%, meaning there were more copies of the game sold for Nintendo Switch than there were Switch consoles themselves.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is lagging slightly behind Breath of the Wild, with 3.54 million units sold on Nintendo Switch, and ARMS, Nintendo’s newest IP, sold about 1.18 million units in the two weeks after its release.
All in all, Nintendo pulled in about ¥154 billion, or $1.4 billion, in Quarter 2, which translates to about $190 million in pure profit. Compared to the same period last year, this is an increase of about 149%. Over $98 million of this revenue came exclusively from mobile games, mainly Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes.
What do you guys think? Are you impressed by these figures? Personally, I’m very happy to see that the Switch has been such a commercial success so far, outselling both the 3DS and the Wii U. We can only hope that this success continues over the rest of the year.