Switch outsells Nintendo 64 and more financial updates


Thankfully software sales for the year seem to paint a prettier picture, as there 23 recorded million-sellers, and the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continued to perform well despite age, pushing 7.47 million units in the 12 month period.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which released in December 2018, is now the console's third best-selling title with 13.81 million total units sold.

What the sources from Bloomberg couldn't nail down is the exact price - although they say it's cheaper than the current $299/£279 model - nor its exact specs, saying that the lite version of the console would be smaller and may lack the dock. Nintendo's expectations to ship 18 million more consoles this year, also was below analyst expectations.

Nintendo's lastest financial earnings results are now out, giving us a look at the company's hardware and software sales for the past fiscal year.

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And of course there's the 3DS, which continues to perform strong but obviously wind-down, with 2.55 million hardware units being sold (down 60.2%) and 13.22 million software units (down 62.9%). Pokemon Sun and Moon is at 16.15 million lifetime sales, while Pokemon X and Y has achieved 16.39 million.

A new, cheaper version of the Switch will be released by the end of June, according to one "person familiar with the matter" cited in a recent Bloomberg report. A second pro model is also slated for release some time this year. "But we have no plans to announce that at this year's E3 in June", he added.

The company has always been one to deny or skip commenting on rumors regarding hardware until its ready to share with the public.