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Nintendo Switch console sales down 20%, component shortages blamed

Nintendo has shifted another 23m Switch consoles in the past financial year (ending 31st March), for a new lifetime total of 107.65m units.

But while that’s a huge milestone – already 6m more than the Wii – Nintendo admitted its consoles sales were down 20 percent on last year, and blamed “shortages of semiconductor components and other parts”. Last year’s results were also boosted by the breakout popularity of Animal Crossing, Nintendo noted.

Nintendo Switch game sales saw no such slowdown. Software sales were up 1.8 percent year-on-year to 235m, meaning the past 12 months were the highest annual game sales figure ever recorded for a Nintendo platform.

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