Nintendo’s Switch shipments this quarter were not impressive, with shipments of 3.83 million units from July to September. Compared with 6.86 million units in the same period last year, shipments in this quarter have dropped significantly.To date, Nintendo has sold 92.87 million Switch game consoles.
Nintendo stated that “the long-term effects of COVID-19 and global semiconductor shortages have created ongoing uncertainty.”
Nintendo lowered its Switch sales forecast for this fiscal year by 1.5 million units. The company previously expected to sell 25.5 million game consoles between April 2021 and March 2022, but now sets this number at 24 million.
However, Nintendo has not changed its revenue expectations. In fact, it expects operating profit to be 4% higher than its previous forecast. The revised forecast takes into account the revision of the exchange rate and the higher expected software sales.
Nintendo does not have a huge game lineup in the holiday season, although the already released “Metroid Dread” and “Mario Party Superstars” will affect the data this quarter. The biggest upcoming games are the remake of “Pokémon Diamond and Pearl” and the “Legend of Zelda”-themed games and watch handhelds. The remake of Advance Wars has been postponed until the spring of 2022.