It is off to a great start.
Nintendo has had a great start with its recently released Switch console. Not only has the hybrid console been well received by both gamers and critics, it has also been backed up with some seriously great games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
It was announced at the end of March that the new console has already sold 2.47 million units, surpassing the original goal of 2 million. It may have had a strong start, but Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has stated he’s doubtful as to whether the console can achieve a goal of 10 million.
“I don’t think we can readily achieve the target,” said Kimishima following the recent report of Nintendo’s fiscal year that ended in March. However, many industry analysts are far more optimistic. As AsiaNikkei reports, Yasuo Imanaka at Rakuten Securities’ research division believes that the Switch could sell over 14 million units and beat the amount of Wii U consoles that were sold.
The Wii U was somewhat of a misstep for Nintendo and has been the company’s poorest selling console with 13.5 million units sold. The Switch is off to a much better start so it seems likely it could surpass the Wii U. The release of more excellent titles could see the Switch continue to do well and with titles on the way like Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey, that may well be the case.