Nintendo Switch Topselling Game Is Still Zelda BOTW

James Marshall
October 30, 2017

Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd raised its full-year operating profit forecast on Monday as supply shortages on its new Switch games console began to ease.

The company logged a 51.5 billion yen ($456 million) net profit in the fiscal first half-year, compared with a 38.3 billion net profit in the same period a year earlier.

The new prediction for the Switch is higher than the one disclosed in April by four million units, meaning that Nintendo expects to have shipped 16.74 million units from the console's release by March 31st, 2018 (2.74 million units were shipped before the end of the past fiscal year). In the next six months, Nintendo expects to almost double sales of the Switch to 14 million units. 30, the Switch has sold a whopping total of 7.63 million units worldwide - not bad for being out in the wild for only 7 months or so.

Switch, capable at home and on the go, blends Nintendo's console and handheld device business with its fledgling mobile gaming strategy, which got a big brand win with Pokemon Go's success in the summer of 2016.

It's unclear how much ability Nintendo has to increase production, but it's likely that a lot of people are going to have trouble finding a Switch this holiday season - particularly with the rapturous reception for games like Super Mario Odyssey.

Shares closed down slightly on Monday prior to the earnings announcement.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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