More than two years into its launch (2017.3.3), Switch has reached sales milestones again and again, and its rapid global sales have been one of the key factors in Nintendo’s greatest success in recent years. Switch, which currently sells more than 41m units worldwide, is likely to have a longer life cycle for analysts, with sales “easily reaching 100 million.”
Kazunori Ito, an analyst at Morningstar Services in Hong Kong, told Bloomberg that Switch may have a longer life cycle than the host traditionally means, thanks to its ability to host and hold.
Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, also told Bloomberg that Switch could sell 20 million units a year over the next three years, so it’s not hard to add a billion units to Switch’s cumulative sales.
Switch’s success is dependent on Nintendo’s steady support for Switch, which has already landed a number of third-party works. In addition, there are such as “AnimalS: New Horizons”, “Legend of Zelda: The Wild Ness” sequel, “Galaxy Warrior 4” and “Wonder Woman 3” and other heavyweight titles.
On the hardware side, the launch of Switch Lite has also boosted sales to some extent, both in the near and long term. If the rumoured enhanced version of Switch Pro goes on sale next year, it will certainly help Switch’s sales boost.