Nintendo sales

Nintendo Switch sales are set to struggle

According to the latest report from SuperData Research, Nintendo sales of its new console, the Nintendo Change, will only be 5 million until the end of the year. The company appears to have better hopes, having decided to ship 2 million units of the game console in March alone. the Change is from Nintendo response to the mixed reception received by its previous console (the Wii U), it is therefore vital for the company that it succeeds.

The story repeats itself

If the console sells poorly, it will join the ranks of the Wii U, which has only sold a very small amount of just 14 million units since its launch in 2011, something the company has not yet realized. no discount, whether in terms of gross sales or consumer confidence.

The problem with the Wii U, analysts said, was the lack of solid launch titles, and from what has been seen of the Switch so far, the new console could follow in the footsteps of its predecessor.

Lack of titles negatively affects Nintendo sales

from Nintendo sales for the Change should have great difficulty breaking into the mainstream market, as the console’s best hope is to be purchased by Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users as a second device, as these two consoles dominate the current market. However, Nintendo fans will almost certainly buy the device, with several having pre-ordered it.

The two main issues that keep the Switch from going big are price and lack of titles, as the console’s high cost of $ 300 is not competitive with the prices of the considerably more powerful PS4 and Xbox One.

And while the new Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, has received great reviews so far and could help from Nintendo sales, this is the console’s only notable launch title.

Independent games to the rescue?

In an almost unprecedented movement, Nintendo strengthened its range of appetite suppressant launch titles with a third party Indie games.

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Titles like Shovel Knight, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth +, Stardew Valley, Tumbleseed, World of Goo and Yooka-Laylee could end up saving the console.

However, many of these titles are not exclusive to the Change – there is therefore less incentive to buy the console only for games, when it can be played on several other systems.

Maybe it’s thanks to the famous Breath of the Wild to drive from Nintendo sales numbers.