Nintendo's Full FY2022 results gives us sales numbers for Pokemon Legends: Arceus and more
Nintendo has posted its financial results [PDF] for the full fiscal year ending in March 2022, giving us some sales numbers for both newly released titles as well as lifetime sales updates for longstanding Nintendo Switch games.
The most notable new sales number we get this quarter is that for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which was released on January 28 worldwide. As of March 31, the game has shipped 12.64 million units, with 11.4 million of that sold-through to consumers. Arceus had hit 6.5 million units within its first week of launch.
As usual, there's always quite a bit to sift through if you want information on all of Nintendo's catalog, but here at RPG Site, we'll focus on the RPG (or related) sales data. Here are the sales updates compared to one quarter ago for some of the biggest RPG-related games on Nintendo Switch.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 26.55 million (up from 25.80 million)
Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield: 24.27 million (up from 23.90 million)
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl: 14.65 million (up from 13.97 million)
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee: 14.53 million (up from 14.33 million)
Ring Fit Adventure: 14.09 million (up from 13.53 million)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD: 3.91 million (up from 3.85 million)
New Pokemon Snap: 2.40 million (up from 2.36 million, does not include JP sales as it was published by The Pokemon Company in the region)
Miitopia: 1.68 million (up from 1.63 million)
Nintendo's sales and operating income ended up slightly down YoY, which is largely due to Animal Crossing: New Horizons selling extremely well in FY2021, as shortages of semiconductor components in the current year.
Next year's RPG slate for Nintendo seems strong so far, with titles like Xenoblade Chronicles 3 headlining a promising FY2023.