Nintendo Switch Just Outsold Gamecube's Lifetime Sales

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Nintendo also said it sold 5.07 million of its Switch consoles over April-September, and maintained its sales forecast for the year ending March at 20 million consoles. In total, the device has seen almost 1,000 releases so far this year, up from about 400 in 2017, according to fan site Perfectly Nintendo.

Almost 23 million Nintendo Switch have been sold since it's launch. And the older GameCube sold just under 22 million units over a period of six years.

Nintendo didn't change its full-year outlook for operating profit, revenue, and Switch hardware and software sales.

Furukawa added that Nintendo's growth also relied on "more focus on online play", and "more genres and diverse games to draw in people who don't now play on Switch".

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A weak spot in the company's results remains smartphone revenues, which only came in at $165 million (up 4.7% year over year) for the same period.

For the upcoming holiday season, Nintendo is counting a major lift from Super Smash Bros. For reference, the next most successful Nintendo console was the Nintendo 64 at 33 million units and the most successful (in non-handhelds) is the Wii at 101 million units. Its newest mobile title Dragalia Lost was released on September 27, resulting in minimal contribution to the quarter.

Nintendo made the announcement during a recent financial briefing, stating that one of the primary reason that the game's reception has been so good is because it is the only current-gen console that it allows players to bring their game with them wherever they go. "From the beginning we decided on a target that would be challenging to reach, not easy", said Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa following the results. This makes it the youngest game on the list, and with 2.16 million sold since its release late June it's another strong showing for the company's mascot.

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