Nintendo Switch sales are down due to a chip shortage, but the whole-year projection is unchanged

Nintendo Switch sales are down due to a chip shortage, but the whole-year projection is unchanged ...

Nintendo sold 1.32 million standard Switch consoles in the most recent quarter compared to 3.31 million in the year-ago quarter. The Switch Lite fell by more than 48 percent from 1.14 million units last year to 0.59 million units.

Lifetime Switch sales are now at or near 111 million units, putting the PlayStation 2, the Nintendo DS, the Game Boy / Game Boy Color, and the PlayStation 4.

Software sales dropped by 6.6 percent year over year to around 41.4 million units, followed by Mario Strikers: Battle League, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 1.91 million units, 1.88 million units, and 1.48 million units sold.

Nintendo claims that the global semiconductor shortage impacted hardware production, which resulted in a decrease in shipments and a subsequent decrease in overall sales. That said, the Japanese gaming giant expects component procurement to improve gradually from the late summer through the fall.

Nintendo has a handful of anticipated games coming out in the near future, including Splatoon 3 in September, Bayonetta 3 in October, and Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet in November. The company's estimate of 21 million consoles sold in the current fiscal year remains unchanged.

Antonio Manaligod and Pixabay's image credit

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