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Japanese analyst, Hideki Yasuda, from the Ace Economic Research Institute in Osaka, has released his latest forecast for Nintendo’s full fiscal year - predicting the company will shift 25 million Switch units and 140 million software units.

According to DualShockers, this would put the total amount of Switch sales at 42.79 million units by March next year. Nintendo's own predictions are slightly below this figure, with the belief it can reach 37.79 million sales by this point. 

Yasuda-san’s forecast also acknowledged how electronic parts manufacturers had reported downwards revisions for the production of the Switch, although Nintendo has supposedly denied this. In contrast, battery manufacturers for the first quarter of the fiscal year reported strong growth and increases in revenue due to the ongoing success of video game consoles. As a result, Yasuda believes Switch production will increase over the summertime.