Nintendo sees best year since 2009 in terms of revenue, Switch selling in-line with PS4

Some juicy tidbits from Nintendo's fiscal report

The Switch has been on the market for 25 months now. According to the chart above, courtesy of Daniel Ahmad, the system is selling in-line with the PS4. It should maintain a similar trajectory moving forward.

Mr. Ahmad shared some other interesting tidbits about Nintendo following their fiscal report yesterday. Check out the tidbits below.

- 52% of Switch owners have a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Over 40% of Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- 1/3 of Switch owners have Pokemon: Let's GO
- Nintendo hit revenues of 1,200,560 million yen, with Operating Income at 249,701 million yen, the best year since FY2009
- Switch hardware and software accounts for 86% of total revenue, with mobile at 4%, with 3DS and Other at 5% each
- Nintendo now has 5,944 employees, an 8% increase (+443) from last year and double the amount since 2002


The maths must be wrong. Doesn’t compute with Nintendo’s current status of being doomed.

According to usenet Nintendo has actually been doomed since the late 1980s, fun fact.

Switch hardware and software accounts for 86% of total revenue, with mobile at 4%, with 3DS and Other at 5% each

No wonder Nintendo are looking in to expanding into other business ventures, like mobile, movies and theme parks. They've massively got most of their eggs pretty much in one basket. Failure for Switch isn't an option, they don’t have another console to fall back on like in the past. It's partly why I believe a new Switch model is coming in the next 6 months or so.

With how integral the Switch is to their revenue, you'd think they'd be doing all they can to keep its customers happy like providing more themes for the system and not requiring the smartphone app for voice chat.

The attach rates of those top-selling games really surprises me, though I guess it probably shouldn't. Everyone knows you gotta get Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart, and Mario Odyssey. Let's Go is a little bit more shocking to me. And it probably foretells MASSIVE sales for Pokemon Sword and Shield.


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