In just under two years the Nintendo Switch has outsold the GameCube

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Nintendo sold another 3.19 million Switch consoles in the most recent quarter, bringing its financial year total (from April to September) to 5.07 million and pushing lifetime sales to 22.86 million. These are impressive numbers to go alongside Switch's impressive console sales numbers. "Reaching their Switch target really depends on the holiday quarter, especially the new Super Smash Bros. game".

Almost 23 million Nintendo Switch have been sold since it's launch.

During the six-month period ended September 30, Nintendo's sales were up 4% year-over-year to 388.9 billion yen ($3.4 billion).

This resulted in a 34 billion yen ($301 million USD) profit in the last quarter, up from ¥30 billion a year earlier.

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President Shuntaro Furukawa, who assumed the role in June, said the sales target was a challenge but expressed confidence it would be reached.

Nintendo sold 24.2 million software units during the quarter, up from 13.9 million a year ago as a lack of big first-party titles was offset by popular titles from outside publishers. First up, we have Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Let's Go, Pikachu! on November 16, which is followed on December 7 by the system seller that is Super Smash Bros. We must keep releasing new software.

While both the Pokemon and Smash franchises have historically sold well on previous generation systems, they're both significantly outsold by Nintendo's Mario Kart franchise.

Essentially, Sony is taking a page out of Nintendo's playbook, churning out games made by its own studio; those first-party titles are also more profitable. In the case of the Nintendo Switch portable console, the game has been downloaded by almost half of all the brand's now existing Switch users. The Switch is missing out on one of the strongest third-party lineups in years, including blockbusters like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which won't be available on Nintendo's device due to its limited graphical power.

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