Nintendo has just released its financial report for the first half of its fiscal year which ends on March 2024, and despite growing conversation about its next big hardware launch (conversation which it’s attempted to shut down) it’s managed to sell more Switches and games in the last six months than in the same time the previous year.
Most of the growth came from sales of the Nintendo Switch OLED, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom which has reached 19.5 million units, and of course the evergreen Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which crossed the 57 million units sold line.
Nintendo’s also clearly feeling bullish about the coming months as well, with plenty more high-profile first party releases to come along with a heap of new bundles for the holidays, in the report it said:
“For hardware, by continuing to convey the appeal of Nintendo Switch, we try not only to put one system in every home, but several in every home, or even one for every person,” Nintendo said in its forecast statement.
“Another objective is to continually release new offerings so more consumers keep playing Nintendo Switch even longer and we can maximize hardware sales. For software, we released Super Mario Bros. Wonder in October as the first entirely new installment in the side-scrolling Super Mario Bros. series in almost 11 years.”
“In that same month we released Detective Pikachu Returns, and heading into the holiday season we plan to release more titles, including WarioWare: Move It! and Super Mario RPG (both set for release in November). In addition, The Indigo Disk, the second part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero add -on content for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, is scheduled for release in December.”
Here are some of the staggering lifetime hardware and top ten software numbers as of September 30th, 2023: