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Animal Crossing and Switch Highlight Nintendo's Q3 Report

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Nintendo Q3 Sales

One month after the end of a quarter, Nintendo releases a financial report that includes worldwide sales data for their consoles and games. This report is out for Q3, which took place from October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020. This is typically the biggest quarter for Nintendo (and most companies) as it includes the holiday period.

The Nintendo Switch shipped a total of 79.87 million units to date. That's an increase of 11.57 million sold since last quarter. This puts it's lifetime sales at above the 3DS (75.94 million) and fast approaching the GBA (81.51 million).

Highlights for Q3 software sales include an incredible 31.18 million lifetime copies of Animal Crossing, with over 5 million in Q3 alone. This makes Animal Crossing: New Horizons the second best selling Switch game, just behind Mario Kart. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity had a strong launch with 2.84 million units shipped. Pikmin 3 Deluxe had a good launch as well, shipping 1.94 million copies in its launch quarter.

Here's the rest of the sales highlights:

Nintendo Hardware

  • Nintendo Switch total: 79.87m (+11.57m)
    • Nintendo Switch: 66.34m (+8.41m)
    • Nintendo Switch Lite: 13.53m (+3.17m)

Nintendo Software

New Software

  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity: 2.84m
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe: 1.94m
  • Mark Kart Live: Home Circuit: 2.84m

Other Top Software

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 33.41m (+4.42m)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 31.18m (+5.14m)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 22.85m (+1.75m)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 21.45m (+1.71m)
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield: 20.35m (+1.33m)
  • Super Mario Odyssey: 20.23m (+1.24m)
  • Super Mario Party: 13.82m (+1.72m)
  • Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee: 13.00m (+0.51m)
  • Splatoon 2: 11.90m (+0.63m)
  • Luigi's Mansion 3: 9.13m (+1.30m)
  • Ring Fit Adventure: 8.68m (+2.84m)
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars: 8.32m (+3.11m)

If you'd like to check out the full financial report for yourself, look here.

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