Download sales for Nintendo Switch helped push total download sales up to 43.1 billion yen (87% increase on a year-on-year basis). It would put it up there with the highest attach rate of all time.
Nintendo Switch consoles have now been sold worldwide since the platform's launch in March a year ago. They need to sell 2.87 million units during the current quarter to meet that forecast.
Nintendo's rolled out the red carpet for its latest hardware and software figures, confirming Super Mario Odyssey is the best-selling game on Switch having sold an earth-shattering 9.07 million units globally.
Nintendo, which relies heavily on Switch to drive its earnings, is looking to diversify its revenue sources by moving into new areas such as smartphone gaming and theme parks with its roster of popular characters.
The console has confounded experts with its success despite lacking the power of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, and despite its inability to stream movies or browse the web.
Nintendo also boasted on Tuesday that it's sold 47 million games to date for the Switch.
The Switch, released in March 2017, flew off shelves at home and overseas through the critical year-end shopping season.
To put this in perspective, Wii U sold 13.5m units in five years.
Nintendo has had a whopping series of profits coming in due to its sales drive.
Japanese RPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which launched on 1 December, sold one million units during its first month. The Wii U was released in 2012, and from that time to when production ended previous year, Nintendo sold just 13.56 million units. After that comes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 7.33 million units and then The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild bringing up the rear with 6.7 million copies shifted since April. Those are great accomplishments for an unconventional system, but what's surprising is that Nintendo reports that it could have done better.
The Switch is now on pace to catch the success of the Gamecube, which sold 21.74 million little purple lunchboxes, but still quite a distance from the revolutionary Wii, which sold a staggering 101.63 million.