Hot Switch sales boost Nintendo sales, trim quarterly loss

Allan Goodman
April 30, 2017

Now we're seeing a "New" version of the 2DS with amiibo built in, bigger screens-the same size as the 3DS XL-and a foldable design like the 3DS, all while playing games exclusively in 2D for the lower prince point. Nintendo has sold 2.76 million copies of Breath of the Wild for the Switch-which astute readers will notice is more than one copy per Switch.

Nintendo announced the figure in its year-end earnings release, which it calls a "promising start" for the console. It gradually replaced the original Nintendo 3DS, despite few games actually requiring the new handheld.

Now in July the console-maker will release the New 2DS XL and strategically uplift its handheld sales while simultaneously releasing Switch software to drive sales of its new console hybrid.

While everyone talks about the early greatness of the Nintendo Switch, we need to remember that it's got one solid, fantastic title ready to go at launch; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

During that same period, Nintendo also sold 5.46 million Switch games worldwide.

Nintendo also revealed that its more affordable 3DS console is continuing to sell well, with 7.27 million units sold over the past fiscal year, an increase of 7% year-on-year.

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Not to be distracted by the success of its Switch console, Nintendo has just added the new 2DS XL to its lineup of portable gaming systems.

The most noticeable difference between the 2DS and the New 2DS XL is its new foldable clamshell design that looks more like 3DS systems compared to the wedge-like design of the 2DS.

Basically it's the exact same as the New Nintendo 3DS minus the actual 3D, which a large portion of gamers probably turn off anyway. The new portable also features a C-Stick, Amiibo support, Z-buttons and is compatible with all of the games on the 3DS XL, according to Kotaku.

It will come in two bold new colour schemes - either black and turquoise or white and orange. While revenue was down 3 per cent year-on-year, operating profit slipped 11 per cent.

The company anticipates selling another 10 million Switch machines in the fiscal year that ends in March 2018.

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