Another fiscal quarter has come to a close, as gaming companies reveal their latest sales data to their eager investors. In the case of Nintendo, the past few months have treated the company well, with the Nintendo Switch having reached 41.67 million total units sold. During the second quarter, 4.98 million Nintendo Switch systems were sold, alongside 1.95 million Switch Lite consoles. Compared to this same time last year, Switch sales are up by a whopping 50%, over 2018's 3.19 million systems shifted. Previously, the Switch eclipsed the sales of the Nintendo 64, and now, if these sales keep up, there's a possible chance that by the end of the next fiscal quarter, the Nintendo Switch will surpass the 49.1 million lifetime sales of the Super Nintendo, especially with the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield imminent. Total operating profits surpassed $615 million dollars, shooting past Nintendo's own expectations.
Nintendo has also updated its financial page, which shows the sales data for all of its consoles and software. Super Mario Maker 2, which launched in late June, has reached a total of 3.93 million copies, while the recent Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake has managed an impressive 3.13 million sales. As for the most recent entry in the Fire Emblem series, Three Houses, the game has achieved selling 2.28 million copies, and is on track to beat Fire Emblem Fate's franchise record-holding 2.94 million sales over three different versions.