Nintendo reports its financial results for the 6-month period ending in September 2023, showing a 21.2% increase in sales compared to the same period last year, reaching 796.2 billion yen. Net profit also rose to 271.2 billion yen. The revenue for the 6-month period reached its highest point since the launch of the Switch, attributed to the release of new games and the weakening yen.
During the past 3 months, Nintendo sold an additional 2.93 million Switch consoles, bringing the total sales since launch to 132.46 million units. The standout games during this period were The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which sold 19.50 million copies since its release in May, and Pikmin 4, which sold 2.61 million copies since its launch in July.
Nintendo credited the positive response to The Super Mario Bros. Movie for boosting sales of Mario franchise games. For instance, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 3.22 million copies in the 6-month period, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe sold an additional 1.28 million copies.
The current best-selling games for Nintendo include Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Detective Pikachu Returns, WarioWare: Move It!, and Super Mario RPG. Additionally, the third-party game Hogwarts Legacy has also been released on the Switch and started selling in November.
In summary, Nintendo’s financial results for the 6-month period ending in September 2023 show strong sales growth, with the Switch continuing to sell well. The release of new games, including those from the Mario franchise and third-party titles, has contributed to the success of the platform.
TLDR: Nintendo reports a 21.2% increase in sales and a rise in net profit for the 6-month period ending September 2023. The Switch sold an additional 2.93 million units, bringing the total to 132.46 million. Popular games include The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Pikmin 4. The success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie has positively impacted Mario franchise game sales. Noteworthy upcoming games include Hogwarts Legacy.