The first flagship game released for the console, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild", has been so popular that more units of the game have been sold than the total number of actual consoles sold. Time reports Nintendo sold 2.74 million Switches in March after launching March 3. It also sold 1.08 million copies on Wii U, to record sales at 3.84 million copies in total. The main element dictating whether it maintains steam after that revolve around whether Nintendo can keep software and game release momentum going; the only other game it mentions in its earnings release top-line note about the Switch is 1-2-Switch, and all it says on the subject is that the unusual party game has been "generating buzz".
Analysts are wondering whether the new Nintendo Switch will bring more profit then the Wii console. Not one of the best Nintendo games in years, but one of the best games - period - released in the last decade.
"Nintendo is focusing on the Switch now because the company is fundamentally a console maker", says Serkan Toto, an industry analyst based in Japan. "Pikmin" and even "Miitopia" is still coming to the handheld console, though looking from a different perspective, these games could be well off on the Switch as well. In all, Nintendo sold 55.08 million 3DS games during the fiscal year. The holiday push could propel the Switch past the Wii U. All of the Switch sales hinge on whether Nintendo can keep the Switch in stock at retail stores, which it's struggle to do.
3DS sales are also on the rise.
How 1-2-Switch performed was not disclosed, but Nintendo added that the party game had been "generating buzz".
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Nintendo's fiscal year to March net profit came in at 102.6 billion yen ($921 million), compared with 16.5 billion yen a year ago. This title elicited a fantastic response from consumers worldwide. However, Nintendo said this was "in alignment with our expectations at the start of the fiscal year".
For fiscal 2017, the Japanese company expects an operating profit of around 60 billion yen from 750 billion yen in revenue. We kind of saw this with the recent Nintendo Direct, where multiple 3DS titles got announced or had their release dates firmly set on the calendar.
"While I'm going to stay hardworking on Breath of the NES for as long as I can, if Nintendo asks me to stop using their IP, I do plan to continue development with my own original characters", developer Winter Drake told Kotaku, "I'm having way too much fun creating this world to just give up".
"Furthermore, this year is Kirby's 25th anniversary, so we are planning to release downloadable titles and a new multiplayer action game for Nintendo 3DS".