Nintendo forecasts modest Switch growth as sales overtake the Nintendo 64

Nintendo sold 2.47 million Switch consoles in the January-March quarter, or 16.95 million units for the financial year. The original objective of Nintendo for the financial year was 20 million Switch consoles, which were then revised to 17 million more realistic units. Nintendo also reported strong software sales of 118.55 million units thanks to titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu !, Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee ! Super Mario Party and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – an increase of 86.7 percent over the previous year.

Nintendo has sold 34.74 million Switch consoles to date, ahead of the 32.93 million units of life of Nintendo 64. Impressive, but still pales in comparison to the recent success of console sales of Wii life of 101.63 million or the 75.08 million 3DS handhelds that were shipped.

Nintendo projects 18 million Switch shipments for next year. A number that could be considered conservative for a couple of reasons.

Last week we learned that Nintendo had partnered with Tencent to sell switch consoles in China for the first time. The success of the association depends to a large extent on the unpredictable Chinese government. Although the catalog of Nintendo family-friendly games should work in favor of the company.

Rumor has it that Nintendo will also launch a low-end switch by the end of June, with an announcement likely to be made at the big E3 gaming event starting on June 11. . The main switch console is also expected to see a "modest upgrade," according to Bloomberg with "enhanced features aimed at avid video players," according to The Wall Street Journal . [19659008] Undoubtedly it looks like a very interesting year for the house that Mario built.

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