Nintendo's financial performance in the last quarter of 2018 was successful for the Switches console. They sold 9.42 million units, which is 30% more over the previous year.
If any of these data were retained, one might think that Nintendo could not be happier, but the Japanese company was actually too optimistic about the 2018 fiscal year's sales forecasts. lowered their expectations: they expected to sell 20 million consoles, but now the figure has dropped to 17 million.
The challenge is to expand and improve the game catalog
This number already exists It seemed difficult to reach having regard to the first two quarters of 2018, ending in March 2019. The Christmas sale has certainly been remarkable with almost 10 million switches placed on the market, but even the fact that success is enough to achieve this goal, which they marked nine months ago.
They should sell 4.5 million consoles over the next three months to reach 20 million something does not seem completely unreasonable when we consider that in the second quarter of 2018 they sold 2.92 million Nintendo Switch units.
However, here is an important factor, and that is The Nintendo Switch catalog is a little stopped. The only major exclusive this year, with the exception of the newly released "New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe", is the "Yoshi Developed World" (March 2019) and the "Fire Emblem: Three Houses" to be released in March 2019. t
Other very predictable events they are having problems: A few days ago, Nintendo, in cooperation with Retro Studios, resumed the development of Metroid Prime 4 – the initial development process did not produce a product of sufficient quality – and it may be that this catalog animation is needed and that it is expected to take action such as Shin Megami Tensei V ”Or“ Bayonetta 3 ”.
The switching route is still fantastic, even though Nintendo has reduced these expectations: since its launch a total of 32.27 million consoles have been sold, long overcoming GameCube and Wii U and there are only 660,000 successful Nintendo 64 units.
In the last quarter, the sale of its games in the current catalog has worked well. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 12.08 million units and "Pokemon: Let & # 39; s Go" sells 10 million, which clearly shows that their names continue to triumph among users.
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