The combined sales of Switch consoles and related gaming titles has helped the Japanese gaming giant record a healthy US$1.6 billion profit for its fiscal year just ended. The Mario company expects to sell 20 million Nintendo Switch consoles in the coming 12 months.
Nintendo announced that Kimishima's current term as president will end on June 28 and that he will be using this opportunity to retire from the position. In addition, Nintendo revealed that digital sales for the Switch proved 'very good, ' while pint-sized retro console SNES Classic 'proved to be a hit in every region'. Koizumi-san was one of the key minds behind the Nintendo Switch, while Tezuka-san was in charge of modernizing the company's flagship Super Mario franchise. Super Mario Odyssey unsurprisingly leads the pack, with 10.41 million units sold. It didn't disclose unit sales of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in its financial release. Broken down it sold 7.0 million in Japan and 5.01 million units overseas.
Twilight Princess, which also saw a dual-platform release, now comes in second place for the series with a lifetime 8.85 million copies sold between the GameCube and the Wii. Meanwhile, software Nintendo Switch sales also went above the estimates with a combined 68.97 million units figure.
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On the 3DS side of things, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon sold 7.51 million units for the fiscal year. "fail0verflow" was set to release its exploit on 25th April, but brought it forward once the boot ROM dump leaked", said the Eurogamer report.
In total, Nintendo earned $1.6 billion Dollars in profit in 2017.
Income from Nintendo's mobile business was up 62% yoy to ¥39.3 billion ($360 million).
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, who took on the role after the death of Satoru Iwata in 2015, announced his retirement today, saying he believes the company needs to be led by younger management.