Nintendo Switch has finally become the best-selling social gaming console in Nintendo’s history. Over 2.7 million pieces of the console were bought in March, which is also the first month after its launch.
The company’s profit estimate of $583.9 million for the next financial year was way below the market forecast. Nintendo has to battle the stiff competition from the evolution of smartphones as a new gaming platform.
Nintendo might be more vulnerable to the rising Smartphone trend than its competitors, Sony and Microsoft. This is because the company’s flagship sales rely solely on the games and consoles.
The Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima is, however, optimistic after having seen the great reception of the Nintendo Switch just a month after its launch. He dismissed the criticisms that said their forecast was too low by commenting that the cash spent on marketing the Switch took some part of the profit.
The company was looking to sell 10 million pieces of the gadget by the next financial year March 2018. That was prospected to be the company’s largest sale after the introduction of Nintendo Wii in November 2006.
The switch has the aesthetics of a tablet computer and has Joy-Con controllers attached to its sides. It came with a variety of games which some critics have complained to be too few.
The most popular game with the Nintendo Switch is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It has contributed to most of the sales. The only problem experienced by the Switch is dead pixels which create rather distracting tiny patches on the screen, as witnessed by a few social gamers.