It’s no secret that the Wii U was largely a failure for Nintendo, as the Kyoto-based game company has only been able to sell approximately 13.56 million units of the console since it was released in 2012. Fortunately, the Wii U’s successor, the Switch, has gotten off to a great start; so much so in fact, that Nintendo is forecasting that it will have outsold the Wii U by next Spring.
Nintendo launched the Switch on March 3 of this year and so far, the hybrid console has sold an impressive 7.63 million units worldwide. According to Reuters, Nintendo is doubling its profit forecast on the back of the Switch’s strong performance and expects to have sold 14 million units by April 2018.
While Nintendo is being bullish about the Switch, they also recognize that competition will be stiff leading into the holidays, as Microsoft will be releasing the high-powered Xbox One X on Nov. 7.
“The true power of the Switch would be tested during the upcoming holiday season,��� Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said at an earnings briefing.