The Nintendo Switch represents Nintendo’s attempt at launching a console following the flop that was the Wii U. When the Wii U performed disastrously, many started to question the future of the company, but it looks like things are definitely turning around for Nintendo because the company expects that they will be able to beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales within a year.
According to the company’s latest financial report, it seems that Nintendo has raised the forecast of the number of Switch units that they plan to sell by the time the console turns one year old, and that number they are aiming for is 14 million. This is up from the 10 million that they had previously predicted.
Assuming that they are able to hit 14 million, this will beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales which only managed 13.56 million units over its five-year existence. We wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo were capable of achieving that, considering the fact that the Switch has been selling pretty well in various markets, such as in Canada where the Switch is regarded as the best-selling console for 2017.
In any case we suppose time will tell if the company is capable of meeting its goals, but in the meantime what do you guys think? Will the Switch beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales within its first year?