Nintendo Predicts to Ship 2 Million Switch Units in Launch Month; Won't be Sold at a Loss

October 26, 2016

During Nintendo’s quarterly financial briefing held this morning, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima did not provide further details on the newly unveiled Switch, but he did mention that the company predicts to ship two million units in the console’s launch month (March 2016).

We also learn that the company doesn’t intend to sell the Switch at a loss, but it’s listening to consumer expectations during the process of setting the price.

Kimishima-san also expressed confidence that consumers will understand the difference with the 3DS, but he confirmed that the company isn’t planning to announce either specs or price before the end of the year.


Below you can read a summary of what was mentioned during the briefing, relayed by Wall Street Journal technology reporter Takashi Mochizuki.

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