Today, Nintendo's released its latest financial report for the fiscal year ending March 2023. As to be expected with every financial report the company releases, Nintendo's post included some Kirby news about how the most recent Switch releases are selling.
According to Nintendo, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe sold 1.46 million units globally from launch (February 24th) to the end of March. Meanwhile, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the franchise's highest-selling title to date, has continued to rise through the Nintendo's Switch best-sellers list as the game surpassed 6.46 million units this quarter―for reference, that's another 1.19 million units sold since Nintendo's last report.
While the numbers may pale in comparison to Forgotten Land's success, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe's sales are still quite notable when placed against Star Allies and the original Return to Dream Land release on Wii. The 2011 release of Return to Dream Land only sold 1.79 million units during its lifetime. According to Nintendo, the company noted all the way back in 2012 that Kirby's Return to Dream Land on Wii took well over a year to reach 1.31 million units.
Nintendo has still not provided any sales data in regard to the eShop exclusive Kirby's Dream Buffet, but the company has noted that its overall digital sales growth has increased from quarter to quarter. Like with Kirby's other digital-only titles, fans should not expect to hear about how well Dream Buffet sold any time soon.
When Nintendo provides more Kirby sales data in the future, we will keep you all updated with the latest statistics!