Even Though It’s Selling Like Crazy, Nintendo Switch Sales Are Down

The Nintendo Switch just reached a major milestone. According to the video game giant, Nintendo has sold over 114.3 million Switch consoles as of September 30th, 2022. If the company is able to hit its shipping goals, that means the Switch will likely overtake the PlayStation 4 as the top-selling console in the world by March 2023.

That wasn’t the only good piece of news for Nintendo. Through the first six months of this year, Nintendo saw net sales increase by 5%, topping out at $4.5 billion. Additionally, net profits rose to $1.58 billion (a 34% increase).

Despite this achievement, Switch sales have actually begun slowing down. During the second quarter of this year, Switch sales were down by almost 580,000 units. Meanwhile, the number of Switches sold during the first six months of this year was down 19.2% compared to the previous period.

“Regarding the Nintendo Switch business during the first half of this fiscal year–April through September 2022–each title released this period has sold well, with Splatoon 3 getting off to a good start with sales of 7.90 million units, as well as Nintendo Switch Sports at 6.15 million units, Mario Strikers: Battle League at 2.17 million units, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 at 1.72 million units sold,” Nintendo said.

As of this writing, the Nintendo Switch is fifth on the list of best-selling video game consoles of all time. If the Switch is able to surpass the PS4, then the only consoles ahead of it on the all-time sales list will be the Game Boy/Game Boy Color, the NintendoDS, and the PlayStation 2, which has sold over 155 million units all time.

(All information was provided by GameSpot, Nintendo, TweakTown, and Wikipedia)

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