Nintendo has just released its latest quarterly report to investors, detailing sales data and projections. In short, the company is doing extremely well at present and seems to have been bolstered by the current pandemic. One of Nintendo’s big recent releases, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, sold over five million copies in total in its first 12 days.
That puts it behind the pace of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but quite good for a set of remasters. New Horizons also dropped right as the pandemic started to hit the west. Many gamers turned to their virtual islands as an escape from the real world, and Nintendo seemed to benefit from that.
The story is similar with Super Mario 3D All-Stars though. The data states that the game sold 5.21 million copies between launch day, Sept. 18, and the end of the month, Sept. 30. That’s a chunk of sales for just 12 days, and it’s likely way beyond that now as we move into November. Of course, Nintendo’s strange decision to remove Super Mario 3D All-Stars from sale after March 2021 might have something to do with the high launch numbers.
Elsewhere, hardware sales are incredibly strong. Nintendo has just upped its projected Nintendo Switch sales by five million units since its last report. The company now expects to ship 24 million Switch consoles in the current fiscal year, April 2020 – March 2021.