Furukawa added that Nintendo's growth also relied on "more focus on online play", and "more genres and diverse games to draw in people who don't now play on Switch". The company said that it sold 5.07 million Switch consoles in the six months ended September 30, up 3.7% compared to Switch sales in the same period in 2017. But Sony is breaking that pattern with a strong collection of gaming titles for the holiday shopping season, including homegrown hit Spider-man, that's setting up the PlayStation 4 for its best-year ever. Analysts believe this is because of the lack of big third-party titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 (which achieved the second biggest opening three days in the history of entertainment after GTA V), too many older ports, and not enough big first party efforts.
Operating profit in the July-September quarter was 30.9 billion yen (about $275 million), up from 23.8 billion yen a year ago.
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And it appears that Jose Mourinho's team has been leaked ahead of kick-off. "We don't have the killer instinct that I would like". Manchester United secured a 2-1 win over Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Paul Pogba scoring one and assisting the other.
"From the beginning we decided on a target that would be challenging to reach, not easy", Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said after the results. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, set for release on December 7; and Pokémon: Let's Go! 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.
"Still, remakes and indie titles aren't compelling enough for most people to buy a new console".
Smartphone games revenue in the quarter rose 9 percent from a year ago to 9.7 billion yen. In May, Pokemon Co. announced it would no longer release games on the handheld device, moving the best-selling franchise to the Switch.