Nintendo Switch Has Shipped 125.62 Million Units; 15 Million Units Predicted for this Fiscal Year

Nintendo announced i ts financial results for the fiscal year and published an update on the number of Switch units shipped worldwide.

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FallenAngel1984147d ago

Switch is currently 33.08 million units away from PS2

italiangamer147d ago

They expect to sell 15 million this year so the gap would be 17 million, I think with a price cut they have a chance to overtake the PS2. It remains to see what other unannounced games have in their pipeline but even if they don't overtake it they would still come very close.

NotoriousWhiz147d ago

At this point, don't expect Switch to ever have a price cut. It'll overtake PS2 without it, or it won't. I imagine the next Switch will be coming next year or the year after.

Stevonidas146d ago

The fact that Nintendo have sold this many consoles without ever lowering the price is amazing, to be honest.

vTuro24146d ago

It's actually insane how long the PS2 has held that crown.

Profchaos147d ago

I could see Nintendo delaying the switch successor given how strong the hardware sales continue to be. They did this in the 90s and ran the ages Gameboy hardware for over 10 years before a proper refresh the GBA (if you don't count colour and pocket which most people consider that a retro mid gen refresh)

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gold_drake146d ago

the new zelda will absolutely be a console seller too.

repsahj146d ago

I agree 100%! While patiently waiting for FF16, I honestly cant wait to play TotK!

MetroidFREAK21146d ago

Zelda ToTK will certainly move a lot more units as well

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It's a good thing Microsoft now says its "adorably all digital" future plans are outdated

They suggested a potentially different path to Sony, and poorer game preservation as a result.

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Vits15h ago

Honestly, I don't mind a digital-only device - I do play mostly on PC after all. I just think that one paired with Microsoft's way of handling expandable storage is a bad idea.

Like, just imagine how expensive that would get with 1TB costing around 150 USD and the current sizes for AAA titles.

aaronaton45m ago

I honestly don't understand when ppl buy digitally over physical on launch when the game is the same price.
With physical, you actually own the game, its not a prolonged rent. Plus with single player games costing over £60, its nice to know you can recuperate costs after completion.
Ppl that buy all digital are either lazy or not very savvy when it comes to expenses.

ocelot0736m ago

Many positives for digital. So for example EA Sports FC 24 is a game I put 200 plus hours in and will be playing off and on for a year until 25 releases. For me it was actually cheaper getting digital. Cheapest I could find on disc was £62. On PSN it was £65 I went to shopto.net and bought £65 worth of PSN credit for £58.

Another reason I buy a fair few games digitally is game sharing with my partner. She likes call of duty I also enjoy cod but get board of it right away. Again it's another £65 game that costs us £58. Since we are going half each it actually cost us £29 each. That's much better than paying £60+ for a disc copy each.

The likes of say Spiderman and god of war if it's single player only. I'll get on disc. As once I'm fully done with it. If my partner wants to play it she can. If not I can sell and get some money back for the next game.

Vits13m ago

It depends a lot on what game and what region you were in. For example, where I live we don't really get all the games officially launched for PS5 in physical format. This means that we often have to buy the American or European versions of the game, but that comes with an annoyance because of how PSN deals with DLC. Another issue is the market up that those games that don't get an official release end up getting on physical.
For example, Koei Tecmo stuff tends to be between 10% to 20% more expensive on physical and if you buy it from an internet store (Amazon and the likes) you normally don't know which version of the game you will get.

That also basically murders the second-hand market. Because again as people pay extra for the physical version, they have a tendency to charge extra as well. So it's not uncommon to find second-hand games at a similar price as the digital versions, do they sell? Probably not, but that doesn't stop people from listing them.

However, there are obvious exceptions. Sony-published titles have a tendency to be a bit cheaper in physical media during launch. Spider-Man 2 for example can be pre-ordered on Amazon right now for 15% less than the digital version. So in summary it's all a big fat "it depends".

Asplundh13m ago

Game share, if you have someone to share with it can save a chunk of money.


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is 150 Days Away From Launch

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be one of the biggest titles of 2024, and we're now only five months away from its launch!

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Snookies1213h ago

Can't freaking wait! I only have one tiny nitpick from everything I've seen so far. The ground clutter. There is a ton of pop-in going on when moving around with small rocks and foliage. I hope they can touch that up a bit before release. The game itself looks like everything I could have hoped for! I hope there are a ton of different cards to collect, for Queen's Blood.

nommers10h ago

So glad they're bringing a card game to a FF game again