Nintendo: We will sell 20 million Switch consoles this 2018

The Japanese video game console and publishing company has already sold about 18 million switches and hopes to sell even more.

Nintendo: We will sell 20 million Switch consoles this 2018

The Switch console has represented a significant return for Nintendo after the fiasco of the Wii U console, and the company says it will have even more to celebrate.

By March 31, some 17.79 million units of the console were sold, according to the most recent financial results of the Japanese company. Nintendo forecasts that it will sell 20 million additional units this fiscal year.

In comparison, the Nintendo console prior to the switch, the Wii U , has only sold 13.5 million units in all its existence , with sales of 102 million video games. The Nintendo console that has had the most sales was the Wii with 100 million units.

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A key reason for the future success of the Switch will be the newly revealed Smash Bros videogame . The financial report also noted that a Pokémon game, announced at the E3 video game fair last year, will be released "in 2018 or later." The fact that they mentioned 2018 is important because two other video games ( Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 ) still do not have an announced release date.

Nintendo also said that President Tatsumi Kimishima is retiring on June 28. Kimishima became president of the company after the death of Satoru Iwata in 2015. He will be replaced by Shuntaro Furukawa.



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