So now Nintendo expects to ship 14 million by the end of March next year.
In comparison, Nintendo's previous home console - the ill-fated #Wii U - sold just 13.56 units over its entire five-year life cycle. At the time, the Wii U was Nintendo's flagship game console, which saw a 53 percent drop in sales during the quarter compared to a year prior.
Nintendo is riding high on the success of its newest game console releases, the biggest of those being its hybrid Switch system that is suitable for both gaming on the go, and when sitting in front of a big screen TV.
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He had managed to keep his bike in control despite a front-end slide on turn one going wrong. "I have good memories and I really enjoy riding this track", he added.
Nintendo watchers are also optimistic about the company's ability make more money by developing smartphone versions of its treasure trove of classic game titles. Key to that may be overcoming whatever issue it is that is constraining supply on Nintendo's side.
The company had expected to sell 10m consoles in its current financial year.
But Nintendo's core business is still going strong. It raised its forecast for the full fiscal year to 85 billion yen, up 89 percent from an earlier outlook of 45 billion yen. "We've boosted Switch production to meet strong demand as it was hard for customers to buy the consoles at retail stores", said the President.
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The size and importance of the Switch sales number from Nintendo can be well understood in light of the Wii U performance. Its game library and lack of third-party support didn't help, but many people pointed to the lack of need for a chunky, child-like tablet in a market where so many affordable tablet alternatives existed. On the other hand, in just six months, Switch sales have already attained the figure of 7.63 million.
The Nintendo Minute team is back to give you a close-up look at vehicular soccer title Rocket League by visiting Psyonix Studios, the developer behind the game.
In an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Champion's Ballad, the second The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild expansion, is still on track to be released this year.
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