Nintendo Switch Estimated to Ship 2 Million Units in Launch Month

In the wake of the official unveiling of Nintendo Switch last week, the Japanese company is finally becoming more open about its upcoming console.

While presenting a financial briefing for the quarter, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima estimated that about 2 million Nintendo Switch units will be shipped to retailers during the launch month alone. This figure is based on the current financial report which is going to act as a guide for the fiscal year ending in March 2017.

When asked about a price point, Kimishima stated that Nintendo has no intention of selling the console as a loss. However, it’s also listening to its consumers at the same time regarding a suitable price. He further reiterated the fact that a price point is going to be announced next year. Presently, Nintendo is focusing on matters that ensure a stable release for the Nintendo Switch.

While the console was revealed last week, we are still without any information regarding hardware specifications. We do know that the console is powered by Nvidia’s custom Tegra processor.

According to leaks from earlier this week, it’s possible that the console’s controllers will feature an IR sensor to simulate touch screen features on TV.

As for battery life, the console’s dock is rumored to boast an additional battery pack as well as processing power. Going hand-held will have its charm, but placing the device back in its dock will result in more features.

At the same time it’s worth mentioning that these are all rumors and without an official nod, should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Nintendo Switch is scheduled to launch in March 2017 worldwide. A number of third-party developers have announced support for the console. This list includes Activision, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Capcom, From Software, Konami, Platinum Games, Square Enix, Atlus, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, and Warner Bros.

SOURCE WSJ

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