Nintendo Switch sales are dropping from last year

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles today. The hybrid console helped everyone stuck at home to get through the pandemic last year. Plus, with a new OLED variant coming soon, the Switch is still hot as ever. However, according to a new sales report, the console’s popularity is slowly tapering off.

In the new earnings report, the Nintendo Switch sold only 4.45 million units in the past quarter, a sizable 21.7 percent decrease from last year’s performance around the same time. Similarly, Nintendo’s software sales dipped to 45.29 million units sold — 10.2 percent less than last year.

The middle of the year is usually a slow one for tech products. However, Nintendo experienced a massive surge last year. With everyone stuck at home (and the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X still unreleased), the Switch became a stave against boredom. Coincidentally, Nintendo also launched Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a massive simulator hit for the pandemic era. Naturally, April to June in 2020 was a huge quarter for the company.

Though the company’s sales aren’t doing as well, Nintendo is still anticipating a good quarter coming up. As announced recently, Nintendo is launching a new Switch model with a larger and better OLED screen for the holidays.

SEE ALSO: ‘No plans’ for Switch Pro, Nintendo says

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