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Published: Sat, July 29, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Nintendo Switch surpasses 4.7 million units shipped

Nintendo Switch surpasses 4.7 million units shipped

Its October 27 release is perfectly positioned to capitalize on the holiday rush - and that alongside the release of 3DS games Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon in November (possibly spurring the sales of New 2DSes).

For Nintendo this is obviously great news. Indeed, their smart device and IP related income was 9 billion yen - a 450 per cent increase on the previous year (although admittedly neither Super Mario Run or Fire Emblem Heroes were out at that point).

The gaming giant posted a net profit of 21.26 billion yen ($190 million) between April-June, reversing losses during the same period in 2016. 5 million total sales is within sight, and given the Switch's popularity, it's possible that the console has already hit that milestone. As long as Nintendo continues to push out more games for it, there's no reason for the Switch to slow down any time soon.

High hopes for the console has driven up Nintendo's stock price around 60 percent since its March debut.

This shouldn't be surprising as Nintendo did not provide at date when the game was announced, which means that a 2017 release was pretty much ruled out.

And it's not just the system that's doing great.

Ahmad also shared the software attachment rates between Switch software and the hardware, revealing that there's an 83% attachment rate for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch. It also sold 3.54 million copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. 520,000 made it there from April 1 to June 30 alone, while 750,000 were shipped to the Americas in the last quarter and 1.95 million have been shipped lifetime.

Xbox One and PS4 are extremely powerful yet the new handheld, hybrid console had managed to catch the attention of most buyers this summer. Out of that total, 1.12 million have sold in Japan, 1.95 million have sold in North America, and 1.63 million have sold in various other regions. However, all of it has helped pave the way for Nintendo to sell through 4.70 million SKUs from March 3rd to June 30th.

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