Nintendo unveiled its results for the last quarter of the year 2021, and more generally for the first nine months of its fiscal year. It is the consecration for the switch, which exceeds the 100 million consoles in the world before even entering its 6th year and shows no sign of weakness.
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By elaborating 10.6 million consoles between October and December 2021, the switch now contemplates a mountain of 103.5 million distributed machines around the world, of which 81.6 million for the classic model, 17.8 million for the Switch Lite and 4 million for the SWITCH OLED. Geographically, the machine has crossed the Cap of 40 million on the American continent, while Japan (24.3 million) heels Europe (26.9 million). Nintendo has also confirmed that the Switch has exceeded the 100 million console-console bar to date and its data reports 98 million active players on Switch for the year 2021 (80 million in 2020).
Even before celebrating its 5 years, the switch passes through the Wii (101.6 million) and the PlayStation ($ 102.4 million) to take place in the top 5 of the most popular consoles in history. His next target? Playstation 4, whose current total (116.8 million) is not far from final. Should it be specified, the switch has crossed the bar of 100 million faster than all the consoles mentioned above and only the Nintendo DS can boast of having been faster.
In 2021, Nintendo drafted a total of 23.6 million Switch (down 14%) compared with 12.8 million for a PS5 with its production capacity far from responding to demand. The switch achieved its second best year in terms of consoles sold and its best year in terms of games sold.
|Period||Turnover||Operational Profit||Net profit|
|April 2020 – December 2020||10.8 billion euros||4.0 billion euros||2.9 billion euros|
|April 2021 – December 2021||10.2 billion euros||3.6 billion euros||2.8 billion euros|
Without replicating the extraordinary figures of the previous exercise, the results of Nintendo remain stratospheric with, for the period April-December 2021, a turnover of 10.2 billion euros and especially an operational profit of 3.6 billion. euros with a net profit of 2.8 billion euros. In other words, Nintendo does not have the largest turnover of the sector, but no one can pick up the small craftsman in terms of profitability.
Nintendo has also enhanced its objectives for the entire fiscal year and now awaits a turnover of 12.7 billion euros, an operational profit of 4.3 billion euros and a net profit of 3 billion euros for the year ended March 31, 2022. The manufacturer plans to distribute less switch throughout the year, namely $ 23 million for its previous objective. What remains monumental. In addition, Nintendo intends to sell more games than expected previously (220 million instead of 200 million).
of always colossal game sales
Let’s talk about games, precisely. By flowing a record of 85 million securities in the last quarter 2021, Nintendo has now distributed 766.4 million Switch games around the world, double the Nintendo 3DS (388 million games for 75.9 million. Portable consoles).
Waiting for the first numbers of Pokémon legends: Arceus who are already spectacular, it is obviously the tandem pokemon sparkling diamond & sparkling pearl that realizes a shattering entrance in the top 10 of the biggest success of the machine with 14,33 Millions of distributed copies, ejecting the innocent Splatoon 2 that has also been exceeded by Ring Fit Adventure. The Pokémon duo signs the 3rd best start of the franchise and will soon be passed in front of Pokémon ruby omega & pokemon sapphire alpha to become the king of the remakes.
The other outings of the last quarter do not have to blush either. With its 2.74 million copies distributed worldwide, Metroid Dread is only within a few minutes to drop Metroid Prime to settle effortlessly at the top of the franchise sales. The Best of Nostalgic Menu proposal of Mario Party Superstars has also convinced with 5.43 million distributed copies, which is slightly better than the start of Super Mario Party (the total of which is now 17.39 million).
A word also on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe who continues to sell in autopilot mode in the same proportions as the switch itself and reaches 43.35 million (more than 50 million if you add sales of the Wii U (U). Unless you have Wii Sports that was supplied with the Wii, it’s now official: no Nintendo game in the story is better than the karting game.
Other statistics for the period April-December 2021
The 10 biggest success of the switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe \ – 43.35 Millions
Animal Crossing: New Horizons \ – 37.62 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate \ – 27.40 million
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD \ – 25.80 MILLION
Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield \ – 23,90 million
Super Mario Odyssey \ – 23.02 million
Super Mario Party \ – 17.39 million
Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu & Pokémon Let’s Go, Avolo \ – 14.33 Millions
Pokémon Diamond Sparkling & Pokémon Scintillating Pearl \ – 13.97 Million (11.7 million consumer sales)
Ring Fit Adventure \ – 13.53 million
Luigi’s Mansion 3 \ – 11.04 million
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury \ – 8.85 million
Mario Party Superstars \ – 5.43 million (4.8 million consumer sales)
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD HD \ – 3.85 MILLION (3.2 million consumer sales)
Metroid Dread \ – 2.74 million (2.3 million consumer sales)
New Pokemon Snap \ – 2.36 million (not counting Japan)
Mario Golf: Super Rush \ – 2.26 million (2 million consumer sales
MIITOPIA \ – 1.63 MILLION
Cerebral Academy: Battle of Meninges \ – 1.28 million
Warioware: Get It Together \ – 1.24 Million
Video Game Workshop \ – 1.01 Million