Switch Accounted for a Good Chunk of Nvidia’s Fiscal Year

Nintendo’s success is good for more than just developers.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 06/26/2018 07:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nintendo Switch has been an unqualified success, turning around the company’s console fortunes while also providing a receptive audience for independent developers. This means plenty of parties have made plenty of money thanks to how quickly Switch units fly off the shelf. While it’s very easy to think about Nintendo and its developer partners counting their mountains of money, it’s easy to forget about the supply chain behind the console, which means there are lots more people sharing in the success.

For example, look at Nvidia, the company whose Tegra processors sit at the heart of Switch’s processing power. Nvidia by no means relies on Switch for its fortunes; their products are in countless mobile devices and PCs, but the demand hasn’t exactly been bad for the company. While many products draw their power from Tegra processors, Switch accounts for most of its sales. In fact, estimates put the overall revenue from Switch at just shy of $1 billion for their last fiscal year. Altogether, that amounts to 18 percent of Nvidia’s profits.

Considering Nvidia’s success by association, it’s hard not think about all the other companies raking in the numbers off of the demand for Switch. A lot goes into making a console, and maybe even more so for the Switch. Some company makes the screen, the memory, the gyroscopes, the wireless cards, and all the other little bits and pieces found inside and they too are probably seeing some pretty good numbers.

Source: Siliconera

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