Switch sales slow

@ 2022/08/05
Component shortages to blame

Former card maker Nintendo has blamed component shortages for a further slowing of Switch hardware sales.

Switch game sales are doing well, with more games sold to consumers year-on-year but it seems Nintendo could not get enough machines into the shops.

Nintendo said Mario Strikers Battle League shifted 1.91 million copies, while Kirby and the Forgotten Land sold another 1.88 million, taking it to 4.53 million and making it the best-selling Kirby game ever.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold another 1.48 million meaning that it has made 46.82 million in its life. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is on 39.38 million.

Combined sales of all Nintendo Switch hardware models were 111.08 million units, just seven million short of Game Boy. That's 10 million more than Wii, and 97 million more than Wii U.

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