Nintendo expected to sell 12 million Switch consoles in Japan
Sales forecasts are sometimes very accurate, but also prove to be completely off in other situations. For now, the survey done by Japanese website Sirabee about the number of people planning to purchase the Nintendo Switch appears to be overly optimistic, but the sales figures still need to unfold.
According to DualShockers, the study was conducted among 1,400 Japanese aged between 20 and 60. Although the console still has to reach the market, roughly 10.7 percent already have plans to acquire Nintendo's hybrid game console. Extrapolating the percentage to the entire Japan, the figure turns into 12 million potential sales.
On the other hand, it should be taken into account that the study only involved people up to 60 years of age, and the purchase intention decreased by age. A significant percentage of Japan's population is older than 60, so the results of the study can be considered off already. However, it will not be a big surprise to see at least 6 or 7 million Nintendo Switch units sold.