HomeNewsNintendo: Switch Won’t Be Sold At Loss, Two Million Sold This Fiscal Year Alex Irish October 26, 2016 News 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. Nintendo CEO says current FY financial guidance assumes 2 million units of Switch to be shipped this fiscal year ending in March — Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 26, 2016 On Switch: Nintendo CEO says company won't make loss by selling it; but also listening to what consumers expect from us when setting price. — Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 26, 2016 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. Share this post: No related posts. Nintendo Switch Livestream W/ Launch Details Airs January 12thPokémon Go ProfitAbout The AuthorAlex IrishEditor-in-ChiefWhen he's not writing about or playing all the great Nintendo games, Alex Irish works by day at a local book emporium, and the rest of the time, he illustrates and writes online. His favorite video game franchise is Pokemon, but his favorite video game is Resident Evil 4. He also can tell you everything about animation history, from past to present.