Nintendo has big plans for its recently revealed Switch console. While details about its capabilities and pricing are still unknown, the company has revealed that it intends to sell at least two million units of the console within by the time it ships in March 2017.
President and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima apparently informed a Wall Street Journal correspondent of the financial outlook, which was eventually shared through Twitter. This isn’t quite an overly optimistic outlook for Nintendo, who still managed to ship that many WiiU consoles in its first six weeks.
Nintendo CEO says current FY financial guidance assumes 2 million units of Switch to be shipped this fiscal year ending in March
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 26, 2016
Unfortunately for us, we will have to wait until January to hear more about the Nintendo Switch. The company has said that it has nothing else to say for this year, but has scheduled an event for 12 January 2017. It is supposedly prepared to announce an official release date and price for the Switch; as well as offer two days of demos in Japan.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 27, 2016