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Yearly Earnings Report: Nintendo Switch And Zelda Sales Rising, Zelda Outselling Switch

The company called this "a promising start" while adding that flagship launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 2.76 million units on the Switch as well as 1.08 million on the WiiU, for a total of 3.84 million units. This would put the console's sales right around the 13 million mark, which is what the Wii U's sales were for its entire lifetime.

As far as the Nintendo 3DS goes, it sold 7.24 million units during this period, a 7% increase on a year-on-year basis.

The Switch:Wii U sales ratio is about 4:1 in favor of the new. Nintendo Switch software sales were just as impressive, hitting 5.46 million units totally, including physical cartridge, bundles, and digital game sales.

It all started with unbelievable sales over the launch weekend at the beginning of March.

Over the next financial year, Nintendo expects to hit 10m Switch hardware sales, and 35m software sales.

Nintendo Switch sales figures have been revealed during the company's latest earnings report. Nintendo predicted it would move 2 million of its hybrid game slate - it can be either a TV console or a handheld - by the end of March.

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That's largely been Nintendo's philosophy for the past 30-plus years, and it's one that's working particularly well for the Switch console. In the next financial year, however, Nintendo expects zero Wii U hardware sales - after all, it's now ceased production.

If you want to get 20% off some Nintendo Switch games, one way of doing it is by signing up for a free trial for Amazon Prime.

In other Switch news, the Minecraft version of the Switch will feature "medium sized worlds", will run at 60fps and will feature world transfers.

Lastly, it's worth pointing out that Nintendo saw both operating profit and revenue decline in 2016 compared to 2015, registering 11 percent and 3 percent drops, respectively. Software sales were also strong, selling over 55 million copies of 3DS games, which is a 14% increase over the previous year.

The projected Yen65 billion operating profit, if realized, would be the highest since the year ending March 2011.

Shares of Nintendo stock are down 0.56% today to ¥27,465 ($247) despite reporting an eye-popping outlook for the current fiscal year. It plans to release titles featuring its classic Mario character and an addition to its highly popular Splatoon series by the end of this year.

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