Look, the Switch has had a record setting first year of sales according to the NPD and world wide sales overall have been extremely healthy. However, this one analyst at Nikkei in Japan is predicting sales figures never seen in the video game industry before. 200 million units to me seems nearly impossible, but that hasn’t stopped the old prediction machine from giving this concept some hope. Here are their words on the matter:
Investors have shown their zeal for Nintendo, whose share price has more than doubled since the release of the Switch about a year ago. The stock’s trading volume by value for the nearly concluded fiscal 2017 totaled roughly 25 trillion yen ($236 billion) as of Monday, more than twice the figure for second-place SoftBank Group.
One big question involves whether the fervor for the Switch will be sustainable. Global sales will reach at least 200 million units, about twice as many as for the Wii, according to one estimate. Nintendo sees its operating profit more than quintupling to 160 billion yen this fiscal year.
Where do you see the Switch ending up when all is said and done?