Analysts see a lot of potential in the Nintendo Switch. This is also the case with Credit Suisse employees, where Nintendo’s new hardware is now rated as a handheld. In this context, a longer success and a later peak with more sold units could be expected. By the year 2022 130 million sales could be expected.
The Nintendo Switch has been selling well since the launch last March, and so far more than five million copies have been sold across the world. Thus, the end of the flagpole is not yet reached. On the basis of its previous performance and its use as a handheld, Credit Suisse has significantly revised its forecast. The company now believes in 130 million switch sales that Nintendo can achieve by 2022. Previously, “only” 70 million sold copies were mentioned.
This success is, according to Keiichi Yoneshima, the fact that the Nintendo Switch is not a pure console, but also a handheld. In the end, the hardware will even sell more like a handheld product over the lifetime. “Since the Nintendos Switch is a unique game platform for use as a console and handheld, there was a certain uncertainty as to whether the sales cycle will resemble a console or a handheld,” the statement says. “Even though the switch is currently more than one console, we expect it to sell like a handheld.”…
According to a Famitsu survey, many players are using the Nintendo Switch as a portable device, so far we have assumed that the sales tip will be approximately three years after the launch, as we expected a console-like sales cycle Because the switch seems to sell more like a handheld, we are updating our revenue forecast to take a longer sales cycle into account, and we now expect the Switch to reach its peak as a typical handheld game device about five years after launch we are increasing our sales forecast for the best year from 25 to 31 million units. ”