Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass 114 Million, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nears 50 Million Units Sold

Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass 114 Million, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nears 50 Million Units Sold

In addition to revealing that Nintendo Switch sales hit over 114 million and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sales nearly hit 50 million, the company also shared that it cut two million sales forecasts for the game. console for his current exercise.

The news was revealed during Nintendo’s half-year earnings release ending March 2023, and the company confirmed it was lowering its guidance after considering production and sales performance factors.

“For Nintendo Switch hardware, we have reduced our forecast from 2.00 million units to 19.00 million units,” Nintendo wrote. “Although there is a gradual improvement in the supply of semiconductors and other components and a recovery trend in the manufacture of hardware for Nintendo Switch, taking into account the production and sales performance so far , we have made changes to the Nintendo Switch hardware unit sales forecast for the year.”

Additionally, Nintendo confirmed that it is focusing on “continuously working on upstream production and selecting appropriate transportation methods” to prepare for the holiday season to ensure that as many consumers as possible in the world wanting a Switch have a good chance of getting one.

Then, software sales for Nintendo Switch reached 917.59 million, and Switch game sales were updated to September 30. Switch’s best-selling game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, has now edged ever closer to 50 million with sales of 48.41 million.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons ranks second with 40.17 million, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took third place with 29.53 million, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is fourth with 27.79 million, and Pokemon Sword and Shield rounded out the top five with 25.37 million.

Nintendo also gave an update on software sales for the period, sharing that Splatoon 3 sold over 7.90 million units, Nintendo Switch Sports crossed 6.15 million units, Mario Strikers: Battle League sold 2.17 million units and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 sold 1.72 million units. He also confirmed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold an additional 3.07 million and Kirby and the Forgotten Land has sold an additional 2.61 million units, bringing the latter’s total to 5.27 million. units.

Finally, he shared that the total number of titles sold to one million on Switch – first-party and third-party – during this period reached 15 and that “software sales were up 1.6% year over year. On the other hand, hardware units sold decreased 19.2% year-on-year to 6.68 million units, due factors such as a shortage of semiconductors and other components.”

For more on Switch, check out our list of the 25 best Switch games, our hands-on look at Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and the latest details on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Adam Bankhurst is a reporter for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.


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