Nintendo expects to ship 20 million Switch units this fiscal year, but the prestigious Osaka-based firm Ace Economic Research Institute appears to have more faith in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Let’s Go, Eevee! then the house of Mario and Zelda itself.
The firm’s analyst Hideki Yasuda recently released his analysis of the company’s finances, and came up with an intriguing forecast.
He expects Nintendo’s revenue to for the full fiscal year to be 1.36 trillion yen, with an operating income of 330 billion yen. This is significantly higher than Nintendo’s own predictions because Yasuda-san expects the manufacturer to ship 25 million Switch units and 140 million software units.
This would bring Switch shipments all the way to 42.79 million units by March 31st, 2019, instead of the 37.79 expected by Nintendo.
Yasuda-san mentions that according to some mass-media sources electronic parts manufacturers reported downward revisions for the production of Switch consoles, but Nintendo has denied that.
On the other hand, in their presentations for the first quarter of the fiscal year battery manufacturers reported significant increases in revenue due to growth related to game consoles. Further expansion is expected in the second quarter. Due to that, Yasuda-san explains that Switch production is likely to significantly increase in the summer.