Nintendo's financial results for the previous year saw a decline in sales and profits due to a decrease in sales of its main game consoles due to the impact of a global shortage of semiconductors.

In this fiscal year as well, it was revealed that due to the shortage of semiconductors, the expected sales volume of game consoles will be even lower than last year, resulting in lower sales and profits.

According to Nintendo's financial results for the previous year announced on the 10th, sales decreased 3.6% from the previous year to 1,695.3 billion yen, and final profit decreased 0.6% to 477.6 billion yen.

Although sales of game software were strong, production of the main game machine "Nintendo Switch" was delayed due to the shortage of semiconductors, and the number of units sold last year was 23.06 million units, a 20% decrease from the previous year. Is a factor.

As the impact of the semiconductor shortage continues this year, the number of Nintendo switches sold is expected to be 21 million units, which is 8% less than last year. In terms of business performance, sales are 5.6% from last year and final profit is 28.8%. It is expected that each will decrease.

President Shuntaro Furukawa, who met online, said, "The uncertain situation continues over the semiconductor shortage, and the time to resolve it is not clear at this point. We will strive to produce as many units as possible."