Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stepping down, Shuntaro Furukawa taking his place

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stepping down, Shuntaro Furukawa taking his place

To date the Switch has sold 17.79 million units, with 15.05 of them being during this financial year.

Nintendo 3DS hardware sales remained solid even after the launch of Nintendo Switch, with sales during this fiscal year reaching 6.40 million units, the company said.

Nintendo's Investor Report has just come out and within it are some great bits of news and information. Last year's numerous blockbuster hits include such as Zelda, Super Mario, Mario Kart and Splatoon 2. Profits skyrocketed too - $177.5 billion yen in 2017 ($1.5 billion U.S.) up 505 percent from $29.3 billion yen ($270 million U.S.) the year prior.

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If those forecasts are achieved, it will make fiscal 2019 the most successful year for Nintendo in eight years - back when the Nintendo Wii was at its most popular. Initially, the company predicted it would sell 10 million of the consoles in its first year or so of sales (you know, given that its previous console literally only sold 13 million units over the course of its five-year life). Of that 10.41 million, almost 2 million were sold in Japan and 8 million globally. The new Nintendo President will be 46-year-old Shuntaro Furukawa.

"My top priority is to keep and expand the momentum for the Switch", Furukawa said at an earnings briefing.

Mr. Kimishima, according to the Nikkei, has been looking to see a new generation take on his role at Nintendo, where he believes a young man will help bring the company closer to the core game purchaser. Considering that the Wii U's lifetime software sales now sit at 102.01 million units, the Switch is doing very well for itself. The Mario company expects to sell 20 million Nintendo Switch consoles in the coming 12 months. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has also sold over 1.3 million units, an impressive feat for a niche JRPG.

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