Today, a new and interesting message was shared directly related to nintendo. In this case, we are talking about company-focused news.
Specifically, the financial results for the past six months ending September 30, 2022. Until that date, Nintendo Switch has sold 114.33 million units.
These details were also provided:
In terms of the Nintendo Switch business during the first half of this fiscal year (April-September 2022), every title released in this period has sold well, with Splatoon 3 off to a good start with sales of 7.90 million units, as well as the Nintendo Switch sports with 6.15 million units, Mario Strikers: Battle League with 2.17 million units, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 with 1.72 million units sold. Additionally, we saw stable sales across titles released through the end of previous fiscal years, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling 3.07 million units (cumulative sales 48.41 million units) and Kirby and the Forgotten Land selling 2.61 million units. million units (cumulative sales) 5.27 million units. Sales of titles from other software publishers also continued to grow steadily, bringing the total number of titles sold by one million during this period to 15, including titles from these other software publishers. As a result of these factors, total software sales grew 1.6% year over year to 95.41 million units. On the other hand, units of devices sold declined 19.2% year-on-year to 6.68 million units, due to factors such as a lack of supply of semiconductors and other components.
Back in our digital business of dedicated video game platform, the Nintendo Switch downloadable physical software versions have sold well and Nintendo Switch Online sales have increased. In addition, sales of additional content not only for Nintendo titles, but also for titles from other software publishers, along with sales of download-only titles, helped drive digital sales to 187.8 billion yen, an increase of 30.2% year-on-year.
Revenue from equity was flat, but revenue from smart device content declined, as a result of which sales in our mobile and protocol business totaled 23.5 billion yen, down 7.5% from the previous year.
In total, sales came to 656.9 billion yen, with overseas sales of 498.6 billion yen accounting for 75.9% of this total. Operating profit was 220.3 billion yen. With the depreciation of the yen in the foreign exchange markets, we recorded a foreign exchange gain of 76.4 billion yen, resulting in ordinary profits totaling 322.4 billion yen and profits attributable to the parent owners totaling 230.4 billion yen.
Although there is a gradual improvement in the supply of semiconductors and other components and a recovery trend in the manufacturing of Nintendo Switch devices, taking into account the production and sales results to date, we have revised the unit sales forecast for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch hardware for the fiscal year. By constantly working to push production forward and choosing appropriate transportation methods in preparation for the holiday season, we will work to offer as many consoles as possible to consumers in all regions of the world. On the software side, Bayonetta 3 launched in October, followed by Pokémon Scarlet and Purple in November, Fire Emblem Engage in January 2023, and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe in February 2023. Other software publishers also plan to release a variety of attractive titles.
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