Nintendo Expects to Ship 16.7M Switch Consoles by April 2018

31 October, 2017, 01:26 | Author: Shannon Newton
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To put that number into perspective, Wii U sales still have not topped 14 million units.

Interestingly, Nintendo has revised its projections for the Switch again, with the new forecast of 16.74 Million by March 31 2018.

The signs are already promising.

Provided Nintendo settles its supply issues, Switch sales could easily surpass Wii U lifetime sales in its first year on the market. Nintendo sold 2.92 consoles and 13.9 million games from July-September.

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Kyoto-based Nintendo, which makes Super Mario and Pokemon games, said its sales rose 173 percent from a year earlier in April-September to 374 billion yen ($3.3 billion).

But Nintendo's core business is still going strong.

With the Switch though, Nintendo has tapped into something much more tangible. Because of this, it's no surprise folks are more receptive to Switch than they were to Wii U.

But on the completely opposite end of the spectrum from exclusivity is the cross-platform capabilities that come with the Nintendo Switch version.

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"We've boosted Switch production to meet strong demand as it was hard for customers to buy the consoles at retail stores", said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, according to Reuters.

If you're planning on picking up Rocket League on the Nintendo Switch, you can do so through the Nintendo eShop on November 14 for just $19.99 or the equivalent for your region. With demand so high, Nintendo took action to increase production, announcing in October it had increased production to two million units a month.

In an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Champion's Ballad, the second The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild expansion, is still on track to be released this year.

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