Today Nintendo announced its financial results for the first half of the fiscal year, between April 1 and September 30, including an update on Nintendo Switch unit sales.
The press release mentions that the hybrid console has shipped 132.46 million units as of September 30, meaning that 2.93 million units have been sold during the past quarter and 6.48 million units in the first half of the fiscal year (up 2.4% year-on-year).
1,133.23 million units of Nintendo Switch software have been shipped since the release of the console.
Sony will publish its own financial results later this week, so we'll be able to draw a quarterly comparison with PS5 unit sales during the same period on Thursday.
Moving on to Nintendo's financial results, sales were 796.2 billion yen, up 21.2 % year-on-year. Operating profit was 279.9 billion yen, up 27.0% year-on-year.
The forecast for the current fiscal year remains the same as the one published in May only for console units. Nintendo still expects to ship 15 million Switch consoles. Achieving the target would lift the total of Switch shipments to 140.62 million by March 31, 2024.
On the other hand, the prediction for software unit sales has been increased from 180 million units to 185 million units. Nintendo also raised its financial forecast for the full fiscal year, predicting sales at 1,580,000 million yen (up from 1,450,000 million yen) and operating income at 500,000 million yen (up from 450,000 million yen).
Speaking of Software shipments, we learn that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is at almost 20 million units as of September 30 (specifically 19.5 million units), while Pikmin 4 has shipped 2.61 million units.
Highlights for games launched in previous fiscal years include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is now at a whipping 57.01 million units, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 32.44 million units, having shopped 3.22 million units and 1.35 million units respectively since the beginning of the fiscal year in April.
We also get a list of million-selling First-party games for Nintendo, as you can see below.
If you'd like to compare with historical data, you can read our article describing the financial results for the first quarter of the year, announced in August.