One of the most important moments of the year as regards the sale of consoles is approaching: that of the holidays. As we all know, this period does not only include Christmas, but begins as early as mid-November as it also includes typically American celebrations, such as Thanksgiving.
In this part of the year there are sales peaks for gaming hardware and it seems that Nintendo does not want to be caught unprepared: 2020 was a particularly positive year for Switch, given that the hybrid console was among the most sought after objects precisely because of the pandemic and the great success obtained by Animal Crossing: New Horizons (we reviewed it at launch), so the end of year holidays are promising even more important than in the past.
According to the latest rumors reported by Bloomberg, it seems that Nintendo has increased its sales estimates for the current fiscal year, moving from the current target of 25 million pieces (which had already been increased compared to the 22 million initially estimated) to a more ambitious target set at a quota 30 million.
We remind you that so far Switch has totaled over 61 million units sold overall since its launch (March 2017), so this means that almost half of sales could occur in a single fiscal year, should the new target be achieved (we will know at March 2021).
In short, the near future of the Japanese console seems to be very rosy and it seems that the news did not end there. The report of Bloomberg, in fact, returns to treat the theme of 4K games for Switch, already reported to the center of attention by the news agency at the end of August. According to the latest rumors, it seems that Nintendo has started contacting several developers to request that they start working on some 4K versions of their titles, probably in order to have a library of very high definition games in time for the launch of the much-talked about hardware revision, expected in 2021.