Nin­ten­do con­tin­ues to be a pow­er­house and it’s finan­cial per­for­mance and unit sales are a tes­ta­ment to that pow­er. The com­pa­ny report­ed earn­ings for a nine-month peri­od (end­ing Decem­ber 31st, 2020), in which they made 376.6 bil­lion yen prof­it. That far sur­pass­es the prof­it of 196.4 bil­lion from the same peri­od in 2019. Last year, Nin­ten­do racked in a total of 1.4 tril­lion yen, com­pared to the same peri­od in 2019.

The Nin­ten­do Switch is a shin­ing star for the com­pa­ny, sell­ing 11.57 mil­lion units dur­ing the hol­i­day quar­ter, climb­ing to a total of 79.87 mil­lion units over its life­time. Ana­lyst Daniel Ahmad point­ed out that over its first 46 months, the Switch is sell­ing faster than the PS4, Wii and the best sell­ing con­sole of all time, the PS2. You can see a chart below:

Nin­ten­do’s dig­i­tal game sale also grew by more than 100% dur­ing 2020, while the total per­cent­age of game sold dig­i­tal­ly reached 40.9%, up 12.3%.

The com­pa­ny also updat­ed its list of first-par­ty game sales, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe lead­ing with 33.4 mil­lion copies sold. It’s fol­lowed close­ly be Ani­mal Cross­ing: New Hori­zons, which sold an amaz­ing 31.18 mil­lion copies in under a year. Oth­er pop­u­lar titles sold well, like Super Smash Bros. Ulti­mate (22.85), Breath of the Wild (21.45) and Poké­mon Sword/Shield (20.35 mil­lion). You can check out the chart below:

Nintendo Switch Nears 80 Millions Units Sold

Ani­mal Cross­ing did so well, it’s the first con­sole exclu­sive, ever, to sell over 30 mil­lion copies in its first year.