Nintendo continues to benefit in the second fiscal quarter from the fantastic sales of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in May (19.5 million units sold) and everything related to the successful animation Super Mario Bros. in a film that generated $1.36 billion at the box office. By the way, the film is already available on the SkyShowtime platform.
Switch console sales remain steady, with an additional 6.84 million units in the latest quarter, up 2.4 percent year-over-year. However, the composition has changed significantly, in favor of the now significantly dominant Switch OLED model (4.69 million). The total number of Switch consoles sold rose to 132.46 million units. Nintendo continues to anticipate selling 15 million Switches for the full fiscal year ending last March 2024.
Digital sales grew by 15.8 percent year-on-year and now account for half of total sales. However, there is still interest in the boxes, especially the one with the new Zelda.
Fast-paced action racing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to be the best-selling game on the Switch, adding 3.22 million to its total of 57 million in the last quarter. In second place is Animal Crossing: New Horizons (43.38 million) and in third place is the fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (32.44 million).