Nintendo has raised its fiscal year sales forecast for Nintendo Switch hardware following impressive sales throughout 2019.

As we shared earlier today, lifetime sales of the Switch have reached 52.48 million since it launched in 2017. 17.74 million of those sales have come between April and December 2019, almost reaching Nintendo's initial target for the financial year which stood at 18 million. With three months of the financial year still to go, not to mention the launches of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, Nintendo has now raised its Switch sales forecast to 19.5 million.

Nintendo has also increased its forecast for Switch software sales. As of October 2019, Nintendo had set itself a target of 125 million Switch software sales for the financial year; actual software sales have already reached 123.13 million, pushing Nintendo's new forecast up to 140 million.

It's certainly shaping up to be a pretty solid year for Nintendo. Do you think the Switch has hit its peak this year, or will 2020 be just as solid? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[source nintendo.co.jp]