Nintendo Switch Projected To Sell 5M Units This Year

The Nintendo Switch is going to sell around 5 million units during the course of 2017, reports SuperData Research. According to the firm, Nintendo has prepared for a “slow-and-steady release” of the console. It’s expected to first appeal to a core fanbase before more general consumers are attracted to the system.

The biggest challenge for Nintendo is to convince console gamers to purchase the Switch as a second device, as many have already committed to a PlayStation 4 (53.4 million install base, worldwide) or Xbox One (26 million), – SuperData

Since its $300 price is fairly high and it doesn’t have a lot of launch titles, SuperData believes it’s likely to have a slow start.

Nintendo says it’s going to ship 2 million units to retailers in March.