Nintendo Switch No. 1; Animal Crossing: New Horizons No. 2 in Jan. 17 sales

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Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s Nintendo Switch ranked as the No. 1 hardware in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Famitsu this month said the Nintendo Switch sold 170,691 units between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17 to rank as the No. 1 hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 167,596 units to rank at No. 1 the week prior.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 36,009 units to rank at No. 2 for the week.

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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