May 11th, 2020, 16:44 Posted By: wraggster
The Nintendo Switch passed 55 million units sold in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, boosted by the strong performance of Animal Crossing and Pokémon.
Nintendo earned ¥1.3 trillion ($12.2 billion) in the financial year, up 9% over an already strong fiscal 2019. The Japanese company made a profit of ¥259 billion ($2.4 billion), up 33% year-on-year.
It was a good year for first-party software, with Pokémon Sword and Shield reaching 17.37 million units by the end of March, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons selling 11.77 million units despite launching just 11 days before the end of the accounting period.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' strong performance continued, with the game reaching 13.4 million units in the six weeks following its launch,
Luigi's Mansion 3 and Super Mario Maker 2 also performed well, and Nintendo said that 27 Switch games sold one million units during the fiscal year. Overall, 169 million units of software were sold on the Switch during fiscal 2020, up 42% year-on-year.
Nintendo said that, of the revenue earned through software, 34% came from digital sales -- a significant increase on the 24.8% share in the prior year.
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