Nintendo Switch sells 753K units in Oct.


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Nintendo Co., Ltd. this week said the Nintendo Switch sold more than 735,926 units in Oct. at U.S. retail, a record for the product.

In data from NPD Group Inc., the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite sold 735,926 units, a 136 percent increase from one year prior.

In addition, the total ranks as the second-highest Oct. sales in video game console history, second to only the Wii at 807,000 units in Oct. 2008.

In Q2, Nintendo recorded an operating profit of $2.8 billion, a 209 percent increase from the year prior.

Between July to Sept., the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite accounted for 6.86 million in unit sales, with 5.31 million Nintendo Switch units and 1.55 million Nintendo Switch Lite units sold.

In addition, it sold 49.81 million units of software in the period.

The Nintendo Switch hardware has sold 68.3 million units to date and software has sold 456.49 million units to date.

The company forecasts shipment of 24 million Nintendo Switch units for the fiscal year ending Mar. 31, 2021, an increase from a prior forecast of 19 million units.

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