Plenty of people wonder why Nintendo hardly ever drops the price of their first party titles. Nintendo's Q3 2020 fiscal results are the perfect example of why. Analyst David Gibson has shared some insight into long-tail first party sellers on Switch for this quarter compared to last, and the results are downright shocking.
In Q3 2020, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe managed to move 4 million units, which is 800k higher than the same period in Q3 2019. Super Mario Odyssey sold 2.2 million units this quarter, compared to 1.6 million in the same quarter last fiscal year. Zelda: Breath of the Wild managed 1.8 million units sold this quarter, compared to 1.4 million in Q3 2019. Finally, Splatoon 2 soled 1.1 million units in Q3 2020, beating out the 800k sold in Q3 2019.
It's extremely rare that you see older titles like this outperform their previous sales as years roll on, but Nintendo has four examples right there. This goes to show just how well the Switch is doing, as well as the staying power of first party hardware!