Over 7 million Nintendo Switch consoles shipped ahead of Christmas
Oct 31, 2017, 00:21
During its most recent earnings call Nintendosaid 7.63 million units have been shipped since the Switch went on sale in March. After going over the numbers to date, Nintendo now expects to report a profit of 120 billion yen (around $1.06 billion), up from its previous forecast of 65 billion yen (~$572.8 million), which it estimated just three months ago.
Speaking of games, all of the company's major first party exclusives have gone on to sell over 1 million copies.
Nintendo raises the sales forecast for the Nintendo Switch from 10 million to 14 million units for the fiscal year 2018 ending in March of 2018.
With these new projections, and considering Wii U production ended globally earlier this year, it's likely Switch will outsell its predecessor during its first year on the market.
It reported operating profit of 40bn yen (£270m) for the six months to the end of September, up from a loss of 6bn yen (£40m) the year before - as sales almost trebled to 374bn yen (£2.5bn).
The Wii U was not an abject failure per say, but it never quite captured the imagination of audiences in the way the Switch appears to.
Nintendo shares have almost doubled since Switch's launch, although they slipped 0.25 percent yesterday to end at ￥42,870.
The Switch's early success has led to a near-doubling of Nintendo's stock price to nine-year highs - with demand widely seen as a prelude to strong sales of software over several years. With demand so high, Nintendo took action to increase production, announcing in October it had increased production to two million units a month. Thanks to titles like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, the Switch is expected to be a hot item again this holiday.
Chess Ultra will also include cross-network play between the NintendoSwitch, Xbox One, and PC, meaning true enthusiasts will be able to stay connected with their friends and bitter opponents no matter how they choose play.
The two sides are now negotiating control of border posts including areas where an important oil pipeline crosses into Turkey . Saboteurs also reportedly ransacked the offices of Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party and the opposition Gorran movement.
The OnePlus 5T is slowly inching towards fruition as more speculations and rumours surface around the company's upcoming flagship. It is not yet clear what the OnePlus 5T will launch on, whether it will be Nougat or Oreo, but expect the OxygenOS overlay again.
Karn Chauhan, Research Analyst at Counterpoint Research said , "India continues to be an attractive destination for handset OEMs". The Indian market has seen significant growth over the past five or six years, so this was inevitable for the most part.
Just a few months ago, The Facebook-owned app introduced the colourful status feature, (much like Instagram and Snapchat stories). The service uses Voice Over IP (VOIP) to place calls to your WhatsApp contacts, enabling users to avoid worldwide call rates.
After the Sony press conference viewers of the live stream will get more information about the games presented by Sony. The conference will "give you an exclusive new look at the next wave of huge PlayStation titles".
However, besides a house in DC, he and Michelle still have their Chicago address as well (where he is registered to vote). In 2004, Oprah Winfrey served duty in the same county, sitting on the jury for a murder case.
With 1:22 left in the game and Chicago at the New Orleans 48, Lattimore caught an interception off Trubisky to seal the win. Besides a Week 1 game where almost every Saints defensive player struggle, Lattimore has been playing at a high level.
Philadelphia felt Fultz, with his outside shooting ability, was the flawless player to pair with Simons in the backcourt. This isn't particularly shocking news as while Fultz was out on the court, he looked extremely uncomfortable.
Bank Of America Corp increased Merit Med Sys Inc (NASDAQ:MMSI) stake by 93,368 shares to 323,450 valued at $12.34M in 2017Q2. The computer hardware maker reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.32.
Wozniacki stands firm to claim WTA Finals title
Williams, who won the WTA Finals title in 2008, had won all seven previous matches against Wozniacki. But Wozniacki finally triumphed in the 10th game with her backhand victor to celebrate in style.