Sales of Nintendo Switch have surpassed those of the company's previous console, Wii U, in just nine months. Switch now sits at 14.86 million units sold compared to Wii U's 13.56 million units.
Pokemon games are typically among the best-selling titles for Nintendo's consoles, but a Pokemon adventure for the Switch has yet to be released. In addition, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has shifted 7.33 million copies, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild bringing in 6.70 million, while Splatoon 2 is sitting at 4.91 million sales.
Nintendo has raised its operating profit forecast for the year to the end of March by a third, after phenomenal Switch sales fuelled the company's most profitable quarter since 2009. In Japan, Nintendo sold about 3.72 million consoles.
"Nintendo 3DS hardware sales did not weaken after the launch of Nintendo Switch", adds the report.
Compared to past year, that's a 177% gain in revenue and a whopping 261% improvement in profit.
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After a quiet 2016, Nintendo was ready to release Switch, with the device proving sceptics wrong to become a bona fide phenomenon.
Nintendo is expected to have much more in store this year, including new Fire Emblem and Yoshi titles. The Nintendo Switch - a relatively low-powered portable/console hybrid system coming at the same time the PS4 and Xbox One were moving toward more processing power and 4K support- seemed to have a distinct possibility of flopping.
So far, 2018 is shaping up to be a good year for Nintendo. That will also mean an increase in game revenue, as Nintendo cranks up the franchise releases for its console.
If you follow video games, it's hard not to see that the Nintendo Switch has had a pretty bonkers first year on sale.
Since the launch of Nintendo's Switch, the company's market value has steadily risen.