Despite that, the Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo chief executive Shuntaro Furukawa said during a press conference that the Switch's momentum is in line with what the company expected and that it still believes it can hit its goal of 20 million Switch sold during this fiscal year. It is going to take a very strong holiday period for Nintendo to sell the 20 million Switch console units they projected at the beginning of the year. You can look at these figures yourself over on Nintendo's official financial report page.
For the year to March, it maintained its optimistic annual targets, expecting a net profit of 165 billion yen on sales of 1.2 trillion yen.
Compared to its predecessors, the Switch is a smash hit. Released in 2001 and sold through 2007, that system generated worldwide sales of 21.74 million units.
The partnership is the latest by the secretive games maker, whose mobile titles such as Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp have not been as successful as the augmented-reality monster catching game Pokemon Go from partner Niantic Inc. This includes first, and third-party games.
The Wii and DS are the runaway winners at present with an incredible 101.63m and 154.02m units sold respectively; the Game Boy sold 118.69m units, the Game Boy Advance 81.51m, 3DS sold 73.53m, the NES 61.91m units, the SNES shifted 49.10m, and the Nintendo 64 is next to be caught with 32.93m units sold. If any first-party Nintendo title in the world were to boost the Switch into Wii-like numbers, I think it'd be that one. The sales surpassed 500,000 units in Japan in four weeks - outpacing Sony's PlayStation 4 over the same time period - and surpassed 1 million units in Japan by June 25.