Nintendo needs a heck of a holiday season to meet Switch sales goal

Nintendo has announced that it sold 3.19 million Switch consoles last quarter, meaning it’s at 5.07 million units for the financial year so far and 22.86 million since its launch in March 2017. That’s right, folks, the Switch has now outsold the GameCube’s 21.74 million total as well as the Wii U.

The home/portable hybrid console has been a big success, but Nintendo does have an uphill climb if it’s going to meet its own optimistic sales target of 20 million for the year ending March 31st, which remains unchanged. The current holiday quarter will be by far the most important, and last year Nintendo “only” moved 7.23 million units. The company will likely have to almost double that to meet its goals, given that the quarter following the…

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Author: Sam Byford

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