Nintendo: Switch Won’t Be Sold At Loss, Two Million Sold This Fiscal Year

While Nintendo has confirmed they won’t be announcing concrete Switch details until next January, the company is already setting expectations for the console within the financial community. According to Takashi Mochizuki of The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo expects to sell roughly 2 million Switch consoles in the Fiscal Year 2017. By that same token, the Switch is planned to not sell at a loss.

If this guidance holds true, a target of 2 million Switches sold would place it much lower than the equivalent target of the Wii U back in Fiscal Year 2013. At the time, Nintendo expected to sell 4 million units, but only moved 3.45 million. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata blamed the low sales on a lack of key software, one area which Nintendo’s Tatsumi Kimishima cites as crucial to the Switch’s early success.

The limited Switch sales target also falls in line with Nintendo’s plans to not sell the console at a loss.

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