Nintendo's financial results for the last quarter of 2018 were successful for its switching console. They sell 9.42 million pieces, 30% more before the same period of the previous year.
If someone were to stay in these dates, they might think that Nintendo could not be happier, but in reality, the Japanese firm was too optimistic with its sales forecast for the fiscal year 2018. It wins 14.48 million units in three quarters and has lowered its expectations : they expected to sell 20 million consoles, but now reduced the number to 17 million,
Extending and improving the catalog of games is a challenge
It's already a number It seemed difficult to achieve with the first two fiscal months of 2018 ending in March 2019. Christmas sales were certainly remarkable when nearly 10 million switches were on the market, but even that success was not enough to achieve this goal, which they marked nine months ago.
In the next three months, they would have to sell 4.5 million consoles to reach these 20 million, something that does not seem totally disproportionate assuming that in the second quarter of 2018 they sold 2.92 million Nintendo Switch units.
But here is the basic factor, and that is it the Nintendo Switch catalog is somewhat stoppedThe only major exclusive squadrons, in addition to the newly released "Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe," are "Yoshi's Crafted World" (March 2019) and "Fire Emblem: Three Houses" that will appear in March 2019.
Another highly anticipated development suffering problems: Nintendo has begun the development of "Metroid Prime 4" a few days ago, in collaboration with Retro Studios – a march of initial development has not produced enough product quality – and it may be that the animation of this catalog requires indie titles and that even the expected development, "Shin Megami Tensei V" or "Bayonetta 3".
The march of the transition is still fantastic, even though Nintendo has lowered these expectations: since its launch a total of 32.27 million consoles were sold, long overcomes the GameCube and Wii U and is already just 660,000 pieces of successful Nintendo 64.
Sales of his games in the current catalog also worked well in this last quarter. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate & # 39; sold 12.08 million units and "Pokémon: Let's Go" sold 10 million, which clearly shows that their titles continue to triumph among users.
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