Nintendo Looking to Ship 2 Million Switch Units at Launch & It Won’t be Sold at a Loss

But No Info On Switch Specs or Price This Year

Last week, the internet blew up when an introductory video was released where Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system called Nintendo Switch. Everyone seems to be pretty jazzed about Nintendo’s latest announcement. During Nintendo’s quarterly financial briefing held this morning, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima did not provide further details on the newly unveiled Nintendo Switch, but he did mention that the company predicts to ship two million units in the console’s launch month (March 2017).

Read here for a list of questions we have about the Nintendo Switch.


What was also interesting is that Nintendo doesn’t intend to sell the Switch at a loss. That said, they are listening to consumer expectations during the process of setting the price. Kimishima also indicated the company isn’t planning to announce either specs or price before the end of the year.

Below you can read a summary of what was mentioned during the briefing, relayed by Wall Street Journal technology reporter Takashi Mochizuki.