Nintendo expects Switch to sell 110 million units

Nintendo boss expects Switch to sell 110 million units, 20 million in the first 12 months.

Published Mar 27, 2017 7:40 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST
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While I've pumped in excess of 50 hours into my Switch playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it comes as no surprise to me that Nintendo expects big sales from their new Switch console.

Nintendo expects Switch to sell 110 million units | TweakTown.com

According to Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, who says he expects total Switch sales to reach 110 million units, with 20 million units expected to ship in the first year. Taiwan-based supply chain makers have a "conservative estimate" of at least 10 million Switch consoles shipping.

DigiTimes reports: "Nintendo released the Switch in March 2017 and the game console enjoyed over one million units of sales in the first week after the release. Nintendo president Kimishima Tatsumi also recently said that he expects Switch's overall sales to reach 110 million units".

Foxconn is in charge of manufacturing Nintendo Switch consoles, with Japan-based Misumi Electronics and Hosiden with Foxconn supplying over 50% of the volume. Switch is made at Foxconn's plant in Shandong, China with DigiTimes adding: "Taiwan-based IT players including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Jentech, Delta Electronics, Nanya PCB and Foxlink are component suppliers of the Switch".

NEWS SOURCE:digitimes.com

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