Business news Nintendo Switch: the hybrid console is still on top, new records!
That’s the big question fans of video game characters are asking themselves right now: will Nintendo Switch sales beat those of PS2 and Nintendo DS? Five years after its release, Nintendo’s hybrid console has reached a new level and one wonders how far it will go.
As you know, The company’s fiscal year ended on March 31, 2022. With the exception of a few companies that cut their years differently, Professionals currently disclose their balance sheets for the April-March 2022 period.
The Nintendo Switch continues to deliver!
A few months ago, we learned that Nintendo Switch has passed the milestone of selling 100 million consolesallowing him to hopefully hit the crazy numbers for PS2 and Nintendo DS, and it More than 154 million unitsAfter Nintendo announced that the console was in the middle of its lifecycle, it was necessary to wait for the annual financial report as well as Nintendo’s expectations for a clearer view.
This is done now, since the company They just released their numbers For the fiscal year 2021-2022. The first point, and obviously the most striking one, is the one that allows us to learn through by Oscar Le Maire that The Nintendo Switch has now sold 107.65 million copies as of March 31, 2022! so it becomes Fifth best selling console The history behind PS2, Nintendo DS, Gameboy/Color and PS4 but before PS1! during the fiscal year, This represents 23.06 million consoles Sold.
Falling numbers, worry the manufacturer?
After four years of continuous growth and an exceptional year 2020-2021 (28.83 million copies sold), The console officially sets the timeand predictions confirm it, that’s it, switch Starting to see their sales dropWhich makes perfect sense after 5 years and over 105 million units sold. Nintendo is also expecting an additional decline for the upcoming fiscal year, Which does not mean that the consoleNow with Classic, Lite and OLED models, CollapsesAway from this.
The manufacturer estimates that during 2022-2023, An additional 21 million switches will find their captors, which is far from shameful. A decrease that can also be explained by the life of the machine as it can be explained by Reduction in the number of potential customers and by Semiconductor shortage Which now worries Nintendo. Thus, if Nintendo’s predictions are correct, and we know that Japanese companies prefer getting reliable estimates rather than “dream selling” to investors, the Switch has been purchased 128.65 million times.
Slightly lower balance sheet, but big productions coming
In parallel with this information, Nintendo has unveiled a file Rotation rate, which is slightly lower ! The creator/publisher/developer exits from a file Relatively quiet year in terms of releasesand took it well while you wait for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, Splatoon 3, or even the sequel The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Bayonetta 3. So Nintendo announced Revenue was €12.29 billion, down 4%. Compared to the extraordinary year 2020-2021.
Also noticeable decrease in the level of Operating profit 4.2 billion euros (-7%).and at the level Net profit 3.46 billion euros (-1%).. After all, as Oscar Lemerre points out, the Switch generation is Nintendo’s most profitable, surpassing the Wii + DS generation. Represents the sale of keyboards and accessories 46.8% of turnoverIt is followed by Nintendo Games with 39.32%. The remainder comes from third party related equity (10.58%), mobile games and derivative products with 3.14% and cards/board games with 0.16%. As for the games, Physical resist still accounts for 57.48% of salesAnd it ranked second, non-material, with 23.89%. The remaining 18.6% relate to sales of downloadable content, various subscriptions, mini-games and microtransactions.
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