Why the Nintendo Switch Really Costs More Than $299

"Regarding Nintendo Switch, we will maintain buzz about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch, which are off to a phenomenal start, and release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in April and ARMS in June worldwide", the report says.

Nintendo did not disclose download numbers or revenue for individual mobile games, although its smart device income rose significantly year-on-year, from 5.73bn yen (£39m) up to 24.25bn yen (£169m). The last time Nintendo's sales grew was in the year ended March 2009, when Wii demand drove profit to a record 555 billion yen.

By selling 2.74 million units across the globe, the Nintendo Switch's first-month performance has overshot Nintendo's original sales projection by 740,000 units, or 37%. Pokemon Sun and Moon is also close to surpassing Pokemon Black and White's 15.64 million sales mark. Nintendo additionally figures sales of 10 million units for the current fiscal year, which means it hopes to have sold almost 13 million units by April.

Shares of Nintendo stock are down 0.56% today to ¥27,465 ($247) despite reporting an eye-popping outlook for the current fiscal year. And the firm has a chance to overcome Xbox One for this console generation as well: Microsoft's console has struggled compared to the PlayStation 4, and has sold an estimated 20-25 million units since late 2013. That's why it was a nice surprise this week to see Nintendo's eBay store hawking refurbished units of New Nintendo 3DS XL for $170 (thanks Nintendo for that nomenclature wonder). Incredibly, that includes 3.84 million copies of the Switch's flagship launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Considering one came out in 2011 and one came out seven weeks ago, that absolutely should not be the case.

Start with Nintendo's own (in hindsight conservative) sales kickoff predictions.


This is the first official figure that Nintendo released for Switch sales, and the console units sold also fueled good game sales.

Video game stories from other sites on the web.

So, if you are longing to get one Nintendo Switch console, you still have a chance to grab one at any of these outlets. When the Wii U version is included, that number reaches 3.84 million.

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has explained in a new interview the company hopes its Nintendo NX console is a bigger hit.

The Japanese firm entered the mobile gaming market previous year to the relief of shareholders fretting about diving console sales.

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