Nintendo has released its Q1 financial results posting units sold figures for Switch, and a slight release change for next year’s Pokemon RPG.
Switch has sold 19.67 million units as of June 30, 2018 up from 1.97 million units year-over-year, per Nintendo figures. Software sales for the console stand at 86.93 million units sold by the end of the quarter.
Nintendo 3DS currently stands at 72.9 million units sold, with 367.84 million units of software lifetime. For the quarter, Nintendo 3DS units sales decreased 61.9%, moving 360,000 units. During Q1 the handheld sold 2.95 million software units, which is a 49.6% decrease on a year-on-year basis. 3DS is currently in its eighth year on the market.
The re-launch of the NES Classic Edition in June hit 1.26 million unit sales.
Along with unit sales, it was noted the upcoming Pokemon RPG for Switch will release in late 2019 (PDF). Announced in 2017, a release date has never been provided, but it was originally scheduled for “later in 2018 to mid-2019.”
Late 2019 could mean releasing around the November holiday shopping season, which makes complete sense. November is a typical release month for core Pokemon titles, although there have been exceptions in the past.
During the quarter, May release Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold 1.40 million units worldwide on Switch. Mario Tennis Aces, released in June, sold 1.38 million units. Nintendo Labo also did well, selling 1.39 million units since its April release.
Digital software sales, covering full games and add-ons, increased 68% year-over-year to $165.3 million.
As a whole, Nintendo posted a 42% year-over-year uptick in profits to $394.6 million. Net sales of $1.513 billion, up 9% year-over-year were also reported.