Nintendo has raised its Switch hardware sales forecast and now expects to shift 14m consoles before the end of the financial year.

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The company's previous estimate was 10m.

Nintendo Switch has, in six months, clocked up half of the Wii U's lifetime sales.

The Switch has now sold 7.63m units. Wii U finished up on 13.56m units after five years.

More than 27.48m Switch games have now been sold. Impressively, Splatoon 2 sold 3.61m units since its launch in late July until the end of September.

Launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 4.7m units, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is close behind on 4.42m copies.

1-2 Switch is on 1.37m copies sold - just slightly more than ARMS, on 1.35m.

The latest financial quarter saw 5.1m amiibo figures sold, alongside 2.8m amiibo cards.

Nintendo recorded sales of 374bn yen (£2.5bn) in the last quarter, an increase of 173 per cent on the same period last year. Profit was 51bn yen (£334m).

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