Nintendo Expects To Sell 20 Million Switch Units in 2018-2019

The Japanese group of Nintendo plans to sell "more than 20 million" Switch consoles in fiscal year 2018-2019.

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Tatsumi Kimishima, the president of Nintendo, said that in the next fiscal year they want to exceed the mark of more than 20 million Nintendo Switch units sold.

The good results that the Nintendo Switch is getting around the world is bringing a very good result to the Kyoto house. And especially to its current president, Tatsumi Kimishima. Recently, he made some statements about the company’s plans in an interview with Kyoto Shimbun. “We would like to be above 20 million units,” said the executive.

Obviously, this figure cannot be met in the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2018. But what he said was with respect to the next fiscal year. Currently, his immediate plan is to sell 14 million before the current one ends, something that could well be achieved. From March 3 to December 10 of this year, 10 million units of the console have been sold.

There is still the rest of December and three more months to be able to sell the necessary amount of Nintendo Switch to meet the target set. Kimishima also stated that they want to make the console more popular by publishing software that enables new ways of playing. What does he mean? We’ll have to see it, but it could be something in the 1-2-Switch line. Maybe it did not sell as much as expected, but the concept was certainly interesting.

Tatsumi Kimishima also set his position on the DLC. According to him, in Nintendo, they want to take advantage of this so that players continue to enjoy their titles for longer. This way of working we saw it before, especially in games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as Splatoon 2. What we hope is that if by chance Super Smash Bros. is announced, it will not follow the same scheme of the Wii U and N3DS version.

Especially because in that form the downloadable content of the game will become more expensive. I think it is possible that the next fiscal year Nintendo Switch will exceed 20 million units sold. But much of that will depend on the supply of pieces to build it, although it seems that there are not so many problems on that side.


  • Nah, the Switch will soon hit its limit. Strong 3DS sales, but most 3DS owners passed on the Wii U. Nintendo knew a home console was a dead idea, plus the 3DS was ageing, out pops the Switch. The Switch never replaced the Wii U, it replaced the 3DS. If the Switch doesn’t reach Nintendo’s expectations, it’ll prove that Nintendo consoles are finished. The Switch will do decent, third-party support will go flat, we’ll probably see an updated Switch, something that Nintendo is obsessed with, then it’ll all start again with a new handheld console, if the fan base is still there by then.

  • It is very damn hard to accomplish!

    I don’t think they can pull that off, the Zelda /Mario combo won’t be repeated. but they won’t be too far.

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