Earlier this year in July during a shareholders meeting, Nintendo assured shareholders that it was on its way to ship 20 million Switch consoles before the year ended March 2019. In a new interview with Kyoto Shimbum (via) Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa stated that the company was confident in selling 100m software units for the year but the 20m hardware goal is “not easy”.
The Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console of all time in Japan and the United States with the latest figures posted by September 30 being 22.86 million units sold since the console’s release in March 2017 (circa March 2017 – September 2018 numbers).
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released on December 7, earlier this month, sold 5 million units in its first week worldwide which made it the company’s fastest selling game to date. Its safe to safe the Nintendo Switch is performing splendidly on both hardware and software fronts.
Furukawa also promised to continue a steady release schedule of popular titles in the coming months and to support the console the best they can.
Nintendo’s sales target is certainly hard to achieve but that greatly depends on their performance this quarter and throughout the holiday season, as long as they sell around 10 million units this quarter the target should be achievable.
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