Nintendo Switch No. 1; Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 8th No. 1 in Japan


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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 week said Nintendo Switch sales totaled 250,718 units to rank as the No. 1 hardware between Dec. 26 and Jan. 8.

The Nintendo Switch OLED Model sold 142,789 units, the Nintendo Switch 58,941 sold units and the Nintendo Switch Lite sold 48,988 units in the period.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet sold 291,322 units to rank at No. 1 in the period for the eighth consecutive week.

Cumulative Nintendo Switch sales in Japan have exceeded 26 million units in the region.

In the second quarter, Nintendo operating profit totaled $809 million in the three months ending Sept. 30, 2022.

The Nintendo Switch sold 3.25 million units in the quarter, down 15 percent from one year ago. The company cited semiconductor supply constraints for the decrease. Q2 software sales totaled 54 million units.

The hardware has sold 114.33 million units to date. Nintendo Switch software sales totaled 917.59 units.

The company forecasts 19 million sold this fiscal year.

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