Nintendo To Slash Its Switch Sales Forecast After Massive Profits In Third Quarter

The Nintendo Switch proved to be the number one gaming console for 2018, beating well known PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Still, the Nintendo is still not convinced, that it would achieve its said target of 20 million consoles to be sold by the end of March 31st, 2019.

Source : Nintendo

In the recent financial briefing, Nintendo disclosed that they would be resetting their sales goals for the Nintendo Switch from 20 million to the 17 million mark for the 2018-2019 financial year, as they have sold only 14.49 million consoles until April 2018.

As Nintendo has sold over 32.27 million units worldwide since its launch, it becomes quite hard to digest that they would expect a downfall in the sales for Nintendo Switch and reset their previous goal of 20 million mark.

In spite of Nintendo suggesting downfall for its flagship product, it is pretty unlikely that they would fail to touch the 20 million sales mark. As the product has already reached the 14 million mark, it is quite likely that they would at least cross 18 million mark.

Fans of Switch are quite surprised by such declaration and are not certain as to what made the Nintendo slash its set target, but other experts suggest that Nintendo was never expected to outperform such huge sales in the first place and taking this decision of slashing the sales target is no shocker to them.

Moreover, Nintendo Switch lacks in the number of available games for their device which prominently made them resolve to such brutal decision making.

Nintendo Switch provided its users with a number of first-party lineup games in its initial 2018 year, like the Super Smash Bros which turned out to be a massive success.

 Also, gamers were quite thrilled to experience games like Pokémon Lets Go Eevee and Pikachu, Mario Marty which provided players with a new type of gaming style and encouraged more and more gamers to get on with such trending games.

 Still, it eventually lacked in bringing up more games for the players in the fourth quarter. Although a new game namely Yoshi’s Crafted World is expected to arrive at Mach29th, just two days prior to the end of the fourth quarter which would not really impact the sales of the 2019 financial year.

It is believed that Nintendo is now keen on capturing the sales for 2019-2020 financial year and is developing new games keeping in mind to capture the market with maximum sales.

Games like Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and a new Pokémon are all under development and are set to be launched sometime in 2020 which reflects the strategy opted by the Nintendo.

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