Super Mario Odyssey Has Sold A Ridiculous Amount Of Copies Already

Feb 01, 2018, 00:38
Super Mario Odyssey Has Sold A Ridiculous Amount Of Copies Already

Nintendo has even made a habit of advertising "Nindies" more prominently with regular dedicated Directs.

These stellar sales saw Nintendo announce third quarter revenues of ¥482.97bn yen (£3.13bn), trumping analyst expectations and making a 177 per cent year-on-year rise. It now expects operating profit for the year ending March 31 to come in at 160 billion yen from a previous forecast of 120 billion yen.

Traditional shooter controls, potential for online multiplayer (which doesn't play like garbage) alongside an epic single-player mode. if Nintendo can get this out in 2018 then it'll cap off one of the most productive periods in the company's history. Revenue was 483 billion yen in the quarter, compared with the prediction for 452 billion yen. Instead, it hit $4.44 billion. After all, Metroid Prime 4 was also announced past year at E3 but that has a more nebulous "TBA" release date on the same schedule.

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Nintendo is expected to have much more in store this year, including new Fire Emblem and Yoshi titles.

"The momentum for Switch over the last 10 months has been stronger than that of the Wii", Tatsumi Kimishima, the president of Nintendo, said in an earnings call.

Minecraft's Xbox characters are finally coming to the Switch and Wii U versions of the game. The Wii U had been a disaster, allowing rivals Sony Corp. With the Nintendo Switch seeing such high sales, it's no surprise that its games are seeing incredible sales as well. What makes them so sure? By the end of last December, Nintendo had reportedly sold about 14.8 million Switches.

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Nintendo sold 7.2 million Switch consoles in the three months through December and raised its annual sales forecast by a million from an earlier projection of 14 million units. The company has promised that a new Pokemon game for the console will also be released in the future.

It's good to be a 129 year old Japanese gaming company in 2018.

"Odyssey" in particular topped the charts, with 9.07 million units sold, while "Zelda" reached 6.7 million copies.

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And Nintendo can expect to sell even more thanks to an wonderful new deal available at Argos. Total lifetime sales of the machine now stand at an impressive 71.99 million.