Nintendo had its strongest Swap quarter ever this vacation season, shifting 10.81 million items to succeed in a complete of 52.48 million offered as of the top of 2019. Which means it’s now overtaken the SNES to grow to be Nintendo’s third best-selling house console of all time behind the Wii and the NES.
Pokémon Sword and Defend had been an enormous hit over the vacation season, shifting greater than 16 million copies. That’s nearly four million greater than Tremendous Smash Bros. Final registered in its launch quarter a yr in the past, though Pokémon went on sale about three weeks earlier. Luigi’s Mansion three was one other massive success, promoting over 5 million copies.
Nintendo’s Swap hardware gross sales are up about 15 % year-on-year, which the corporate attributes partly to the launch of the cheaper Swap Lite whereas additionally noting the December launch in China — although that’s unlikely to be a significant factor but. The 3DS, in the meantime, is now formally a non-factor with simply 260,000 consoles offered even in a vacation quarter.