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Nintendo Gives Forecast Of Switch Sales

by Donald Theriault - October 26, 2016, 12:50 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo press call

A short window in the fiscal year means lower than historical norms.

Nintendo is aiming slightly lower than expected in their estimates for the Nintendo Switch.

Although the financial statements don't list estimates, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima told the press in an earnings call that their guidance assumes 2m units shipped for the console, set to release in March. The system will be sold at a profit for Nintendo, but Kimishima also stated they are "listening to consumer conversation" about the price of the system.

For comparison, the Wii U shipped 3.02m units in its first fiscal quarter (November and December 2012).


LemonadeOctober 26, 2016

2 million will be shipped in march? That sounds good.

Luigi DudeOctober 26, 2016

After the Wii U massively overshipped at launch, it's no surprise Nintendo is being more cautious this time.  If 2 million is worldwide then the numbers will probably be 1 million in North America, 700k for Japan and 300k for Europe.  Sounds pretty reasonable.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterOctober 26, 2016

Who knows how many days that will even be. If it releases March 15th or something that will be just over 2 weeks of sales only. The general buzz around town seems to be mostly positive so I can see it selling out.

supermario2kOctober 26, 2016

I might actually have to pre-order this thing.

Mop it upOctober 26, 2016

They will probably sell that many due to launch hype, but we'll see if the sales will be sustained this time.

LemonadeOctober 27, 2016

Quote from: supermario2k

I might actually have to pre-order this thing.

I already have

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