Nintendo’s latest financial reports have revealed a slight drop in hardware and software sales for the company, down to $2.3 billion in sales in the three months ending 30 June 2022, compared to $2.4 billion in the prior year. The most significant fall was in hardware sales, with the
This was largely pinned on manufacturing capacity in the wake of coronavirus-induced bottlenecks, but it’s also likely down to the console heading towards its fifth anniversary. The
Software has suffered similarly, down 8.6% from the last financial year. Despite this, many recent titles performed strongly – including Nintendo Switch Sports, which sold 4.84 million units. This was by far the most successful game of the quarter, with the next best title – Mario Strikers: Battle League – only selling 1.91 million units in comparison.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land continued to do well this quarter, selling 1.88 million units and somehow – somehow – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came up next, with 1.48 million units sold. Surely everyone has a copy of this game by now, right?
Interestingly, no data was given for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, one of the more high-profile
In the next financial quarter,
Given the state of the global economy,