Nintendo has revealed that it now has greater than 100 million annual enjoying customers. The corporate shared the brand new milestone as a part of its fiscal year financial results for the interval ending in March 2022. The outcomes present that the corporate’s annual enjoying customers have been rising steadily over the previous few years. Between April 2020 and March 2021, Nintendo had 87 million annual enjoying customers. The corporate had 57 million annual enjoying customers between April 2019 and March 2020, and 36 million between April 2018 and March 2019.
The corporate’s earnings additionally reveal that Nintendo shipped four.11 million Change consoles between January and March, bringing its complete to 23.06 million for the fiscal yr. The quantity represents a 20% decline yr over yr when in comparison with the previous yr’s determine of 28.83 million. Nintendo says the decline was attributable to shortages in semiconductors and different elements.
Nintendo has shipped 107.65 million Change consoles because it was launched in March 2017. The corporate forecasts gross sales of 21 million Change models within the present fiscal yr, which ends in March 2023. Nintendo additionally warned that some components could impression the availability of merchandise.
“If COVID-19 interferes with manufacturing or transportation sooner or later, this would possibly impression the availability of merchandise,” the corporate stated in its earnings release. “Different unpredictable dangers to the event and advertising of services and products additionally live on. As well as, the manufacturing of merchandise is perhaps affected by obstacles to the procurement of components, resembling the rise in world demand for semiconductor elements.”
Nintendo is about to launch a variety of Change video games this yr, together with Splatoon three, Xenoblade Chronicles three, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. One of the crucial anticipated titles, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, was not too long ago delayed to spring 2023.