Nintendo Switch Won’t Be Sold At A Loss, Company Estimates 2 Million Units Shipped in First Month
Last week's reveal of the next Nintendo console, the Nintendo Switch, clearly wasn't enough for all those eagerly anticipating the new hardware from the Japanese company, since not much has been said regarding many of the console's unique features, specs and final price. Today, the Nintendo CEO didn't add much more to what is already known, but he did reveal some interesting things.
During today's quarterly financial briefing, as summarized by WSJ reporter Takashi Mochizuki, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima briefly talked about the Nintendo Switch, revealing that the console won't be sold at a loss. At the same time, the Japanese company is listening to consumers regarding the price. Mochizuki also reported that Nintendo's current financial guidance is estimating to ship two million units in the first month (March 2017).
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
Sadly, it really seems like we won't be hearing more about the console's final price and specs until next year as previously announced, since Kimishima reiterated the fact during today's quarterly financial briefing.
Even though Nintendo won't be talking about the Switch's specs in the future, we have still managed to learn something new on the console pretty often thanks to leaks. Earlier this week, we have reported that the right Joy-Con controller will come with an IR sensor which might be used to simulate touch screen features on TV. News about the console's dock, which is apparently going to feature additional processing power, battery life, which may not be all that great, and touch screen have also emerged online recently. As all these details come through leaks, we must take everything with a grain of salt until Nintendo finally reveals more details of its console.
The Nintendo Switch console will launch sometime during March 2017 in all regions. We will let you know more about the next Nintendo console as soon as possible, so stay tuned for all the latest news.