Nintendo eShop sales increase 105 percent

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Nintendo Co., Ltd. this week said Nintendo eShop U.S. sales have increased 108 percent this year compared to 2017.

The company added that the Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling current-generation system.

In data from NPD Group Inc., the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units in 21 months in the U.S. The figure is more than other current-generation system at the same point in their life cycles.

In Q2, Nintendo recorded an operating profit of $274.11 million from $1.95 billion in revenue.

Between July and Sept., the Nintendo Switch sold 3.19 million units, an increase from 2.92 million units one year ago.

In addition, it sold 24.2 million units of software in the period, an increase from 13.9 million units one year prior.

The company expects to sell 20 million Nintendo Switch units by the end of Mar. 2019.

The Nintendo Switch hardware has sold 22.86 million units to date.


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