Switch powers up Nintendo's full-year outlook

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Sony's PlayStation 4 debuted in North America on November 15, 2013, internationally on November 29, and in Japan on February 22, 2014, and sold 7 million units of 7.5 million the company had shipped by April 2014, five and a half months into its lifecycle. These two lead a whopping 27.48M "software" sales for Nintendo's console.

The Kyoto-based video game giant said it expects a net profit of ¥85 billion (US$748.2 million) for the fiscal year ending in March next year, well higher than an earlier estimate of ¥45 billion, as it boosted its revenue and operating profit estimates. As of September 30th, Nintendo Switch has sold over 7.5M. Nintendo Switch's popularity can be owed to the fact that it offers the convenience of playing at home, as well as, on the go. So now Nintendo expects to ship 14 million by the end of March next year.

The Nintendo Switch has now sold 7.63 million units during its first six months on sale.

Nintendo said it now expects operating profit for the current financial year of 120 billion yen ($1.06 billion), almost double the 65 billion yen ($572 million) it predicted three months ago.

Some have found it hard to buy a Switch because of supply shortages.

"We've boosted Switch production in order to meet strong demand from our customers as it was hard for customers to buy the consoles at retail stores", said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima (via Engadget).

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.

"We've given customers a different way to play", Kimishima said.

The Nintendo Minute team is back to give you a close-up look at vehicular soccer title Rocket League by visiting Psyonix Studios, the developer behind the game.

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