Nintendo shared the worldwide sales figures for various titles including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The Japanese publisher also revealed the number of Nintendo Switch units sold during the fiscal year ending in March 2024.
The latest Nintendo financial report showed that sales for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom reached 19.5 million units during the first half of the current fiscal year, with Pikmin 4 selling 2.61 million units. In addition, multiple Mario titles saw an increase in sales, thanks to the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on April 2023. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continued to show strong sales, achieving 3.22 million units shipped in 2023.
Other popular Nintendo titles in 2023 include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Mario Party Superstars, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The Gen 9 Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games also reached a milestone of 23 million sold units, and are now close to passing the total sales of Pokemon Sword and Shield at 26 million units.
In 2023, sales of the Nintendo Switch family of consoles increased by 2.4% year-over-year (YoY) to 6.84 million units. The number of Switch units sold by model is 1.25 million Switch units, 4.69 million Switch OLED units, and 900,000 Switch Lite units. Furthermore, software sales increased 1.8% year-over-year to 97.08 million.
Sales of Nintendo Switch Online also grew throughout 2023. Nintendo also quoted the depreciation of the yen during 2023 as a factor contributing to the increase in net sales.