Nintendo says it now has over 100 million players a year.

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Nintendo said it currently has over 100 million players a year. The company shared a new milestone as part of its financial results of the financial year for the period ending March 2022. The results show that the company’s annual gaming users have been steadily increasing over the past few years. From April 2020 to March 2021, Nintendo had 87 million players per year. From April 2019 to March 2020, the company had 57 million players per year, and from April 2018 to March 2019, 36 million.

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The company’s earnings also show that Nintendo shipped 4.11 million Switch consoles between January and March, bringing the total for the fiscal year to 23.06 million. This number represents a 20 percent year-on-year decline from last year’s figure of 28.83 million. Nintendo says the decline was due to a shortage of semiconductors and other components.

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Nintendo has shipped 107.65 million Switch consoles since its launch in March 2017. The company predicts sales of 21 million Switch consoles in the current fiscal year ending March 2023. Nintendo also warned that certain factors could affect product delivery.

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“If COVID-19 interferes with production or transportation in the future, this may affect the supply of products,” the company said in a statement. income statement. “Other unpredictable risks to the development and marketing of products and services also continue to exist. In addition, barriers to parts procurement, such as an increase in global demand for semiconductor components, may affect the production of products.”

Nintendo will release several Switch games this year, including Splatoon 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Pokémon Scarlet, and Pokémon Violet. One of the most anticipated games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was recently pushed back to Spring 2023.


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