Switch outsells Nintendo 64 and more financial updates

Author

26 April, 2019

Nintendo's push into mobile is yet to deliver a major hit, although analysts point to Mario Kart Tour, developed with DeNA and due for release this summer, as a possible contender.

Nintendo has sold 34.74 million Switch since release as of the end of March, pushing it past the Nintendo 64's lifetime sales and at about a third of the company's massive Wii sales.

Nintendo says popular Switch software included "Super Smash Bros".

Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd cautioned it will take time for the launch of its Switch console in China and dampened speculation about introducing a low-priced version of the device. Ultimate (13.81 million units), Pokemon Let's Go (10.63 million units), and Super Mario Party (6.4 million units) leading the charge.

Apple Music faces fresh competition from Amazon’s new free option
The two technology giants will launch their free services for their respective smart speakers : the Amazon Echo and Google Home . The new service will feature general-interest playlists like "Pop Culture", 80s music and country, Amazon said in a statement.


North Korea's Kim to meet Putin as tensions rise with US
I am afraid that if Pompeo engages in the talks again, the table will be lousy once again and the talks will become entangled . South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it is analyzing the test but did not specifically say what the weapon appeared to be.


Sudanese want 'immediate' move to civilian rule
After deadly clashes at the sit-in last week, the atmosphere was relaxed, with soldiers drinking tea and chatting with protesters. The Sudanese council was established Thursday after the military toppled long-time President Omar Bashir.


Nintendo sold 16.95 million Switch consoles in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, narrowly missing its revised projection of 17 million units. That 12.7% increase year-over-year, along with an 86.7% increase in software sales for the year, contributed to the company's annual operating profit of 249.7 billion yen. A Nikkei report earlier this month suggests that those features would include better image rendering and usability changes, while the cheaper model would work with the existing Switch dock.

Nintendo has yet to confirm or deny those rumored new versions of Switch, but its president has said outright that it won't announce new hardware at E3 2019. But Nintendo, if recent memory serves us right, doesn't make hardware announcements during E3.

Unfortunately, the Switch's hardware performance ultimately did not meet analysts expectations, at just a 12.7% increase on the same period a year ago.


More news