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Smash Bros. Ultimate/Pokemon: Let's Go to bump Switch sales

Two big Nintendo Switch titles could push the handheld console to reach the expected 20 million unit sales mark by next year

By Jak Connor | Nov 16, 2018 02:00 am CST

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee could be the two titles Nintendo need to meet their 20 million unit sales margin for the Nintendo Switch.


At the start of the year Nintendo expected to sell 20 million Switch units over the course of 2018 and into the first quarter of 2019, ending on March 31st. For the company to reach their projected sales margin they will need to sell a whopping 14 million units over the course of the holidays, two massive franchise titles releasing could help them do it though.

Despite the massive unit figures ahead of Nintendo, Nintendo America President, Reggie Fils-Aime isn't phased by the task, "This year, we think that we're exceptionally well prepared for the holidays and truly have something for every type of gamer and every type of household" he has told The Verge. The two main titles that will assist the Nintendo Switch sales considerably are; Pokemon: Let's Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. According to Fils-Aime, "the pre-sale trends for both of these titles are tracking to the best we've ever seen on Nintendo Switch. The consumer engagement through all of our digital activity has been exceptionally strong."


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