Tatsumi Kimishima
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Unless you've been living under a video game-deprived rock for the majority of 2017, you'll likely be aware of Nintendo's rather overwhelming success with the Switch. We recently saw that the console has sold 10 million units to consumers in its first nine months on sale, and news of Nintendo ramping up the Switch's production only confirmed that there are no signs of momentum slowing down.

Projecting even more positive signs, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima recently spoke to the Kyoto Shimbun newspaper, setting a goal for the Switch to shift another 20 million units in the next financial year (ending in March 2019). For comparison, Nintendo was initially aiming for 10 million units to be sold in its first year, although this was raised to an estimate of 14 million in October as sales soared.

Jumping from a target of 14 million sales this year (which saw the console's launch momentum and big-hitters such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), to another 20 million the year after, seems like a pretty hefty task. Of course, we're still seemingly yet to see much of what the 'big N' has in store for us in 2018, though, and if they can combine the ever-growing momentum with another mammoth franchise hitting the console such as a new generation of Pokémon games or the like, perhaps these targets aren't as wild as they may seem.

Needless to say, things are looking good for Nintendo's hybrid console. Do you think these targets can be met? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

[source kyoto-np.co.jp]