Nintendo expects to promote 250 million video games subsequent fiscal yr, up 25% from the present aim, sources inform Bloomberg. If this development development continues at even a 57% fee, the Nintendo Swap will dethrone the Wii in mid- to late 2022.


Nintendo has lofty aspirations for the Swap in Fiscal 12 months 2022 (ending March 31, 2022). The corporate expects to promote 250 million video games subsequent yr, a rise of 50 million items from the present sport gross sales goal. This trajectory might crown the Swap because the king of Nintendo’s sport gross sales.

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First, we have to do a little bit of math. As of Q3’21, Nintendo has offered 176.1 million video games out of its conservative 200 million aim. Nintendo at the moment has to promote 23.9 million extra video games in This fall to satisfy this aim. Previous traits present that is undoubtedly doable (Nintendo offered over 45 million video games in This fall’20, for instance).

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Software program and {hardware} gross sales have grown extra within the present fiscal yr (FY2021) than every other time within the Swap’s historical past and marks the second consecutive yr of record-breaking outcomes. Nintendo nonetheless has one other quarter (This fall) to boost gross sales even larger. Software program has hit 176.1 million up to now (+4.38% over file FY2020 highs of 168.72 million) and Swap {hardware} has offered 24.1 million items (+4.7% over FY2020 file highs of 23.1 million).

Based mostly on these numbers, Nintendo expects complete Swap software program gross sales to hit 806 million items by the fiscal yr ending March 2022.

This is able to put the Swap near the all-time gross sales information held by the Wii (920.81 million) and the DS handheld (948.64 million). The Swap would solely have to promote 142.54 million video games in FY2023 to

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If these traits proceed at only a 57% gross sales fee (if Nintendo sells 150 million video games), the Swap might dethrone each of those platforms and develop into Nintendo’s #1 game-seller by mid-2022.

This is able to coincide with the Swap’s seventh yr available on the market, and whether or not or not this development continues is predicated wholly on Nintendo’s upcoming slate of titles and video games. Bear in mind, first-party Nintendo video games recurrently make up over 75% of quarterly sport gross sales on the Swap. An everyday rollout of first-party video games is important to make sure continued software program development.

Keep in mind that none of this data has been confirmed by Nintendo. Bloomberg cites sources who’ve been internally briefed on Nintendo’s private forecasts.

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