Nintendo's upcoming console is going to sell around 40 million units over the next four years, reports DFC Intelligence. The research firm believes it'll reach that sales figure by the end of 2020. That means the Switch is expected to perform nearly 400% better than the Wii U during its first four years.
DFC, along with many others, are wondering if the Switch can have a strong start. Its limited launch lineup might negatively impact the device. Nintendo says it'll have 2 million units ready when the console is out in March.
The Switch is a compelling piece of hardware that could potentially reach a much larger addressable market. However given the limited software and Nintendo's poor recent track record of introducing new products we have tempered our forecasts to be conservative. - David Cole, DFC