Nintendo Wants to Sell 20 Million Switch Units in 2018

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Nintendo’s 2017 fiscal year is rapidly coming to a close, with April 1 marking the start of 2018’s first quarter. And Nintendo hopes this coming fiscal year will bring 20 million Nintendo Switch sales for the Japanese gaming giant.

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima chatted with Kyoto newspaper Kyoto Shimbun late last month, highlighting the Nintendo Switch’s strong sales during its first fiscal year. Over 10 million units were already sold from April 1, 2017 to December, with Nintendo shooting for 14 million units sold by April 2018. And Kimishima wants next fiscal year to bring in 20 million within the year alone. That means at the very least, Nintendo is shooting for 37 million Nintendo Switch consoles sold from 2017 through 2018, according to GamesIndustry.biz.

The Nintendo Switch has already performed well in Japan, with almost 3.3 million Switch consoles sold throughout the country since it first landed. That means the Switch has beaten out both the PlayStation 2’s Japanese first-year sales, as well as the Wii U’s. That’s pretty impressive, and suggests that the Switch is performing well both at home and abroad.

It remains to be seen how many consoles Nintendo will sell before 2017’s fiscal year closes out by April 1. For now though, with over 10 million units sold worldwide, things look promising for Kimishima and the rest of Nintendo. And at the very least, Switch fans have a lot to look forward to in 2018 if Nintendo wants to nearly double the console’s sales.

H/T IGN