While the Switch’s sales are down year-over-year, Nintendo’s still extremely popular console has hit 89 million units sold.
The Japanese gaming giant’s revenue decreased 9.9 percent to 322.6 billion yen (about $3.6 billion CAD) and operating profit hit 119.6 billion yen ($1.3 billion CAD), a 17.3 percent year-over-year decline, according to the company’s latest earnings report. The downturn is to be somewhat expected, given last year’s surge arrived amid the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Switch sales were down 21.7 percent to 4.45 million units, and software sales declined 10.2 percent to 45.29 million year-over-year. Though there have been significant Switch game releases this past quarter, titles like New Pokémon Snap (2.07 million) and Mario Golf: Super Rush (1.34 million) didn’t attract the same audience as New Horizons. That said, Animal Crossing: New Horizons still managed to sell an additional 1.26 million copies, bringing its total worldwide sales to 33.89 million.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which released only a few weeks ago, isn’t included in the tech giant’s current earnings report.