Nintendo Switch sales are down due to the continued global shortage of semiconductors



Nintendo’s latest financial results are out, showing Nintendo Switch sales falling compared to last year.

The financial results, released today (August 3), reports that the Switch currently sits at a total of 111.08 million units, but annual sales are down 22.9% from the prior year. A total of 3.43 million units were sold in the three months ending June 30, compared to 4.45 million sold the previous year.

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“Production was affected by factors such as the global shortage of semiconductor components, resulting in lower hardware shipments and a subsequent decline in overall sales,” Nintendo explained as to why sales are lower. Although he expects chip acquisition to “gradually improve from late summer through fall.” Even with these issues, overall demand for the Switch “remains steady across all regions,” according to Nintendo.

Things are looking up on the software front though, with Kirby and the Forgotten Land moving an additional 1.88 million units, bringing the total to 4.53 million, making it in turn the best-selling Kirby game. nowadays.

Nintendo Switch Sports was the top seller of the quarter, with a current total of 4.84 million units, and Mario Strikers: Battle League sits a few million fewer at 1.91 million units. Of course, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to sell well, selling 1.48 million units.

It looks like Nintendo isn’t the only one with sales numbers that fall short of expectations, as Sony also recently reported a 26% drop in PlayStation game sales and a 2% drop in PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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