Notebookcheck

Nintendo expected to sell 12 million Switch consoles in Japan

Nintendo Switch hybrid console might sell 12 million units in Japan
Nintendo Switch
A study that appears overly optimistic at this stage shows that almost 11 percent of Japan's population will buy the Nintendo Switch console, which means over 12 million units.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a loyal reader of notebookcheck? Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Especially wanted: 
Review Editor - 
Details here
News Editor - Details here

 

 

 

 

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.

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 01 > Nintendo expected to sell 12 million Switch consoles in Japan
Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-31 (Update: 2017-01-31)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.