Nintendo Switch Has Officially Passed N64 in Lifetime Sales

Apr 27, 2019, 00:23
Nintendo Switch Has Officially Passed N64 in Lifetime Sales

The Limited Edition of the game will most likely be the first print run of the game, and with it comes a year of Nintendo Switch Online included ($30 value).

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee have sold 10.63 million units combined since their launch in November 2018, are the fifth best-selling Switch titles, behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with lifetime sales of 12.77 million.

Nintendo now says it will sell 18 million Switch consoles in 2019, lower than the 18.5 million units that analysts expected.

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The Nintendo Switch is no different.

By quarter, Nintendo posted a profit of 25 billion yen ($223 million) for the January-March period, more than five times what it earned the previous year, on 203 billion yen ($1.8) quarterly sales, up 2%. Netflix is infamous for only telling us when something is a rip-roaring success, and Microsoft eventually started withholding (Lucille Bluth would be proud) Xbox One hardware sales.

"As a general rule, we're always working on new hardware and we will announce it when we are able to sell it", Shuntaro Furukawa told reporters in Japan. To be clear, any new Switch model would be separate from the existing Switch.

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Nintendo might release a cheaper Switch model in June 2019, according to a report from Bloomberg. Whether true or not, Nintendo has now confirmed it won't be unveiled at E3 in June.

There's no chance that a 7nm Switch would match the performance of the PS5 or Xbox Next, but the performance and processing power leap from 20nm to 7nm would give Nintendo a significant set of upgrades to discuss in its own right, with potential resolution improvements and detail level increases. Also, just because it doesn't plan to announce new console skus at the event doesn't mean new offerings aren't in the works.

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