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2 Million Nintendo Switch Units Estimated To Be Shipped By The End Of This Fiscal Year

by Dean James


Nintendo finally pulled up the curtain last week and revealed the Nintendo Switch as their next game system, which was previously only known as the NX. This came just before Nintendo’s end of quarter briefing, which brought us some new information today.

According to Wall Street Journal journalist Takashi Mochizuki, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stated that there current fiscal year financial guidance is assuming that they will be shipping 2 million units by the end of this fiscal year.

This is definitely interesting, as we don’t actually have a set release date for the Switch yet other than just March 2017. The current fiscal year will be ending March 31, so the 2 million units being shipped is estimated to be in under a month.

Kimishima also confirmed that Nintendo will not be taking a loss on the Switch, but they are definitely listening to customers when it comes to them setting the price of the system. The price of the system won’t be announced until next year officially though, which is odd with it being that close to coming out. It really makes you wonder how they are going to handle pre-orders that close to the date, but Nintendo is definitely taking a different approach with this one.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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