Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima believes that Nintendo can “raise the installed base of Nintendo Switch up to the same level as Wii”.
In a Q&A summary of Nintendo’s monetary outcomes briefing, Kimishima states that Nintendo plans to ship 10 million items this fiscal yr. In Japan, the fiscal yr runs from April 1 till March 31 of the next yr.
“We are planning to ship 10 million units this fiscal year, and this figure takes into account the fantastic response we have received from consumers”, Kimishima says. In the earlier monetary yr – throughout which period the Switch was solely on sale for a month – Nintendo shipped 2.74 million items, greater than the two million they’d initially estimated.
Nintendo needs to keep away from a scenario the place the console is difficult to seek out on cabinets.”Planning to ship 10 million items implies that we really plan to provide greater than that together with items in our warehouse and in-transit product. We will not be presently producing this full quantity unexpectedly. We anticipate that the variety of shoppers who wish to purchase the will enhance as we launch titles equivalent to ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey, so our present manufacturing mannequin takes that under consideration.”
“Nintendo Switch in America had the fastest start of any Nintendo hardware, despite launching in March”, Kimishima goes on to say. “In the video game business, it’s important for consumers to feel that a sales momentum is going to grow, and we are setting a standard with Nintendo Switch to release a continuous string of major software titles from now on. And if our sales go according to our plan this fiscal year, we will be able to see Nintendo Switch gaining the momentum in which it can approach relative parity with Wii afterwards.”
If you’re a Nintendo fan, the total interview is price a learn – there’s some attention-grabbing perception there into Nintendo’s ambitions for the console.