Nintendo released their earnings for the 2017 fiscal year, and many flocked to see how well the blooming hybrid console has done in the year it has been on the market. Unsurprisingly, the system is a huge success for Nintendo, moreover, the software has staggering numbers to match, solidifying the appeal of the Nintendo Switch.
These numbers are straight from Nintendo from the first year on the market
- To date, the Nintendo Switch has solid a whopping 17.79 million units, which according to VGChartz, is four times more than the Wii U (13.79 million) sold in its lifetime.
- The best selling game on Nintendo Switch is Super Mario Odyssey, which sold 10.41 million units of the title.
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the second-best selling game on the platform, selling 9.22 million units, which eclipses Mario Kart 9 on the Wii U at 8.42 million units.
- Surprisingly, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is third with 8.48 million units sold and is now the best-selling Zelda game of all time.
With all this out in the open, Nintendo expects to see profits rise 26.7 percent in the future, with profits to reach $2 billion – up from $1.6 billion USD. Nintendo is expecting to sell an additional 20 million units of the Nintendo Switch starting in April ’18 to March ’19. These numbers will reflect the recent release of Nintendo Labo, the new line of DIY projects made of cardboard tailored to parents and children.