Nintendo has reduced its ambitious annual Switch Sales forecast despite a strong Christmas quarter in the quarter.
The Japanese game giant recorded net revenue of JPY 104.21 billion ($ 958 million) at JPY 608.39 billion ($ 5.59 billion)) between October and December 2018. Revenue increased 26 percent year on year which is an impressive feature as the quarter was a success for Nintendo, giving its biggest operating profit in Q3 for eight years.
The Nintendo Switch now shuts down the lifetime of N64. Nintendo shifted a record of 9.41 million consoles during the three-month period, a 30 percent annual increase, to take it to 14.49 million in the financial year that began in April 201
As for games, a bunch of new releases have been good in the last quarter. Pokémon: Let's sell millions of titles since the November release, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 12.08 million since December launch and Super Mario Party, released in October, reached 5.3 million sales. Total game sales increased by 101 percent to reach 94.64 million sales in the period.
Nintendo's retro consoles – NES Classic and Super NES Classic – sold 5.83 million. But there are bad news for Nintendo loyalists, the upcoming Mario Kart Tour mobile game will not be in March – the revised launch date is this summer.