Nintendo has released its newest earnings review for Q1 2022, including updated sales figures for its Switch hardware and first-party published software.
Unsurprisingly, Nintendo products are still flying off of store shelves, but with this newest report we at least get a look into some of its recently-released software titles to see how they’ve performed overall.
Of particular note are the company’s two key releases for the quarter, Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Predictably, Arceus shifted huge units with a massive 12.64 million copies between launch on January 28, 2022 and March 31. That puts it right up there with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl which had a head start in November ’21 and has racked up 14.65 million sales since.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land, a fantastic game but arguably in the B-tier of Nintendo mascot platformers, managed to pull together a whopping 2.65 million sales in just one week between launch on March 25 and the end of reporting on March 31. An absolute monster effort from the little pink king.