Nintendo and Sony tussle for top-selling console in 2018

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In total, the device has seen almost 1,000 releases so far this year, up from about 400 in 2017, according to fan site Perfectly Nintendo. Operating profit for the first six months of Nintendo's fiscal year was up 53.7% year-over-year despite only 4% revenue growth over the same time period.

Almost half of all Switches have downloaded Fortnite so far, suggesting a total download count of approximately 11 million. If any first-party Nintendo title in the world were to boost the Switch into Wii-like numbers, I think it'd be that one.

Finally, we have Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze at 1.67 million and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 at 1.53 million.

Joining the many juicy nuggets of information revealed by the recent financial briefing, Nintendo has shared graphical sales representations of the Switch's evergreen titles, showing just how strong and important these sales are to the company.

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Still, Nintendo doesn't seem phased, and believes upcoming releases like Super Smash Bros. "Ultimate" will help drive significant sales during the holidays. Launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild rounds out this trio at 10.28 million, making for a grand total of three Switch titles that have surpassed ten million copies sold worldwide.

The partnership is the latest by the secretive games maker, whose mobile titles such as Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp have not been as successful as the augmented-reality monster catching game Pokemon Go from partner Niantic Inc.

Although not included in the Q2 financials, Super Mario Party has sold approximately 1.5m units since its October 5 launch. Nintendo sold 0.64 million 3DS consoles during the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. Both values are drastically below year-on-year, but that's to be expected.

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