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Unsurprisingly, Nintendo has announced during its quarterly earnings that the Nintendo Switch has almost hit 20 million sales.

Nintendo has reported that over the last quarter they’ve sold 1.88 million Nintendo Switch consoles bringing the total up to 19.67 million. While this is a huge milestone for the Switch, it is worth noting that sales are actually down this quarter compared to the 2.93 million and 7.23 million sales the quarters before.

This is likely due to the time of year, we’re currently deep in the summer drought with major titles coming out until the next couple of weeks, so slower sales during the summer months can be expected. Come Holiday Season, however, sales are likely to shoot back up.

The company itself reported revenue of 168 billion yen, which is around $1.5 billion, which is up year-on-year. Operating profit has hit 30.5 billion yen, about $274 million, again up year-on-year.

Nintendo has also released some software sales figures, interestingly, the Nintendo Labo kids have sold 1.39 million units. The company also recently announced the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit, which lets players build controls for a car, submarine, and an airplane. The Labo Vehicle Kit is expected to launch on September 14.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold 1.4 million units, and Mario Tennis Aces sold 1.38 million units. As for the company’s mobile offerings, which includes Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and of course Fire Emblem Heroes, brought in 9 million yen which is around $80 million.

Speaking of mobile titles, Nintendo also revealed to investors that it’ll be launching its new mobile RPG, Dragalia Lost, this “summer” followed by Mario Kart Tour later in the financial year (any time up to March 2019).

With titles like Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, and more on the way for the Nintendo Switch, it could be another fantastic Holiday season for Nintendo.

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