Nintendo sold 23.06 million Switch consoles -- Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite models -- from April 2021 through March 2022, the video game giant reported Tuesday. The company's overall sales numbers during the fiscal year, which ended March 31, were driven largely by sales of the games reaching a combined 14.65 million units and hitting 12.64 million units.and
Older titles, including(9.94 million units) and (6.01 million units), also continued to contribute significantly to Nintendo's sales numbers.
However, Switch console sales were down 20% year over year, according to Nintendo. This was partly because of the popularity of the March 2020 release ofdriving hardware sales the previous fiscal year, and partly due to this past fiscal year. Software sales, on the other hand, grew 1.8% year over year, to 235.07 million units, which accounted for the highest annual software sales figure ever posted for a Nintendo platform, the company said.
Nintendo's net sales for the fiscal year came in at 1.69 trillion Yen (about $12.97 billion), down 3.6% from the preceding year.