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Nintendo has released its latest financials showing strong sales in both hardware and software.

The chief figure that stands out is that total Switch hardware sales are up 12.7%, meaning that worldwide unit sales now stand at 34.74 million with the company selling 1,900,000 more consoles in the 2018-19 financial year compared to its launch year.

Nintendo forecasts a further increase in the coming year projecting another 18 million sales of the hybrid console. With big names like Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion 3 and Pokémon Sword and Shield all still scheduled for 2019, the company must be confident that it can maintain the same sales pace it's achieved until now.

Elsewhere, 3DS hardware sales showed a dramatic and predictable slowdown going from 6.4 million units in 2017-18 to just 2.55 million this year. The life-to-date figure is still a healthy 75.08 million units, but with only 1 million consoles forecast to sell in the coming year, it looks like the trusty 3DS is finally heading for retirement.

3DS software dropped off, too, although with a not-insignificant 13.2 million combined sales, we doubt Nintendo will be delisting the console from its online portals just yet.

Over 34 million Switch consoles sold in just 24 months is sterling work and shareholders are sure to be relieved after the lean Wii U years. You can check out the figures yourself on Nintendo's website.

[via nintendo.co.jp]