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Nintendo Fiscal Year Earnings Release to take place April 25th, 2019

Mark your calendars, Nintendo fans. April 25th, 2019 is when we find out just how close to 20 million Switch units sold Nintendo came in their fiscal year. Yes, Nintendo might have downgraded their forecast to 17 million for the fiscal year, but many believe they'll beat that number by a considerable amount. You have over a month left to place your bets and make your final armchair analyst predictions!

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Does it seem like that Pokemon Direct boosted Switch sales?

We tend to learn a few things from these events, don't we?

i think the 17 million goal is possible with the heavy hitter Nintendo will bring this year like the Animal Crossing and Pokémon Sword e Shield

My guess is... 18.7 M.

I'm going to say a solid 17.7 million. I'm being very generous when I give it 3.2 million units, Q4 is always the worst quarter of the year, and Nintendo only had a port of a Wii U game, and a 2D platformer to add to that, and has one new game this month, which also happens to be a 2D platformer, and not even their biggest series in that genre. The year before had a similar lineup, but Kirby has had far more success on a regular basis than Yoshi. Basically I'm assuming heavy marketing on TV, positive reception of Directs, and the continued momentum from the holiday will bring them above average to over 3 million, but thats really pushing it.

Nintendo is gonna easilu blow that number out of the water this year.

- Yoshi's Crafted World
- Animal Crossing
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Astral Chain
- Labo VR
- Pokemon Sword/Shield
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Luigi's Mansion 3
- Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
- Daemon X Machina
- TOWN
- Bayonetta 3 (potentially but doubt it)

Unlike 2018 Nintendo has actual NEW software this year to back their console up with only 1 Wii U port this year being NSMBU (out early in the year). Yeah the Switch is gonna FLY off store shelves. In fact I'm getting a little bit worried Nintendo has TOO many 1st party releases this year. Some months might end up getting 2-3 major 1st party releases which could potentially canabilize not only each other but 3rd party and indie games as well.

Speaking of 3rd parties Switch is getting quite a few day/date releases as well with Mortal Kombat 11, Crash Team Racing, Team Sonic Racing, Doom: Eternal, probably the next NBA 2K and whatever else we dont know about yet. Which could also help booster sales.

I gotta say Nintendo has a killer line-up this year and my waller is WEEPING! Just wish a few of these games released a little earlier instead of all of them being crammed into the 2nd half of the year. It feels REAL good to be a Nintendo fan. I havent felt this way about Nintendo since the Wii days (from a 1st party perspective).

As for next fiscal year, if we assume there will be a Switch mini and Mon Hun, which at this point seems like a safe bet for the fiscal year at least, then I'm going to say 21 million total units sold, possibly a bit more, but after last year I wouldn't be shocked if Nintendo puts a lower goal in order to be safe in case things don't go as planned, so I can see their goal being 19-20 million sold. For sure it will do better than the current fiscal year.

Its Nintendo. They'll do fine. Its only a matter of time.

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