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Nintendo financial report confirms new Pokemon and Zelda titles in 2019

The classic Legend of Zelda title is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019. (Source: Engadget)
The classic Legend of Zelda title is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019. (Source: Engadget)
Nintendo's latest earnings report covers the years ending March 2018 and 2019. They show generally positive results, including a 13.7% year-on-year increase in net sales. The text of this report also states that the release of Pokemon Shield, Pokemon Sword and the Link's Awakening remake are indeed set for this year.

Nintendo's latest financial report shows that it amassed $4.5 billion in US-dollar consolidated sales by March 2019. This contributed to a 13.7% improvement over its net sales in March 2018. The company attributed this success largely to the sale of titles on the Switch console. For example, 13.81 million units of its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were sold in the last financial year, whereas the 'Pikachu' and 'Eevee' editions of Pokémon: Let's Go were associated with 10.63 million unit-sales.

Downloads and DLC content for the Switch also reportedly sold well in the same period, recording a 95.4% year-on-year improvement. Nintendo also mentioned its plans for the coming year in this publication. They include keeping the efficacy of, and interest in, the Switch high with the release of Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Sword, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, as well as an as-yet unnamed update to Animal Crossing.

However, it appears that other upcoming titles, including Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit, Super Mario Maker 2, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses will precede these releases in 2019. Oddly, the report made no mention of the new potential hardware updates for their compatible console, which are also rumored to launch this year.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04-27 (Update: 2019-04-27)