Nintendo Switch No. 1 hardware in Dec. 2020 sales

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NPD Group Inc. this month said Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s ranked as the No. 1 video game hardware platform in Sept. at U.S. retail.

The Nintendo Switch ranked as the top-selling hardware based on dollar sales.

Annual dollar sales of the Nintendo Switch were the second highest for a platform in U.S. history.

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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