Nintendo may be a little behind their target when it comes to Nintendo Switch hardware sales, but they’re absolutely knocking it out of the park when it comes to software. Nintendo released its third-quarter earnings report today, revealing that software sales for the past quarter (October 1st – December 31st) were above expectations. As a result, Nintendo’s now expecting higher than projected software sales for the fiscal year.
Nintendo shipped an impress 52.51 million pieces of Nintendo Switch software during the holiday season. That pushed the overall total to 163.61 million software sales for the platform. Sales from the past three months alone make up nearly one-third of total Switch software sales, which should give you a pretty good idea of just how many games Nintendo solid over the holidays.
As a result of these impressive sales, Nintendo is now raising its software forecast for the fiscal year. The company previously expected to sell 100 million units of software during the fiscal year, but they’ve raised that number to 110 million now. They’re currently sitting at 94.64 million, so they’re expecting to move at least another 15.36 million units from January 1st through March 31st.