NPD Group Inc. this month said Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s Nintendo Switch ranked third in hardware sales in the latest domestic retail data.
For the month of Mar., the Nintendo Switch ranked No. 3 in hardware based on dollar sales.
It ranked second in unit sales in the same period.
The Nintendo Switch OLED Model sold 37,536 units, the Nintendo Switch sold 8,991 units and the Nintendo Switch Lite sold 5,983 units in the period.
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe sold 16,458 units to rank at No. 1 in the period and for the sixth time to date.
Cumulative Nintendo Switch sales in Japan have exceeded 26 million units in the region.
In the third quarter, Nintendo full year operating profit between Q1 and Q3 totaled 410.5 billion yen, a 13.1 percent decline from the year prior.
The Nintendo Switch sold 8.25 million hardware units and 76.71 million software units in the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2022.
From Q1 to Q3, the Nintendo Switch sold 14.91 million units, a 21.3 percent decline year-over-year. Nintendo Switch software sold 172.11 million units, a four percent decline from the year prior. The company cited a shortage of semiconductors and other component supplies that impacted production until late summer.
The hardware has sold 122.55 million units to date. Nintendo Switch software sales totaled 994 million units.
The company forecasts 18 million sold this fiscal year.