Nintendo Plans to Release 'Cheaper' Switch by End of June

Ruben Fields
April 29, 2019

That said, the company stated during its call to investors it had no plans to announce a new console at E3 this year.

The Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises recorded a 194 billion yen ($1.7 billion) annual profit.

One of the most entertaining experiences on last generation's Wii U was Super Mario Maker.

Nintendo expects to sell 125 million copies of Switch games in the current fiscal year, versus 118.55 million in the year ended in March.

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The Nintendo Switch console has sold 32.27 million units worldwide as of December 31. Ultimate has quickly climbed the charts of best-selling Switch titles, selling 13.81 million units, making it the third highest-selling game on the Switch.

Switch is a hybrid game machine that works both as a console and a tablet. The Limited Edition of the game will most likely be the first print run of the game, and with it comes a year of Nintendo Switch Online included ($30 value).

Nintendo has been diversifying its business, including theme park facilities, merchandising and movies featuring its characters, hoping to cash in on its rich content. That brings the total number of systems sold for the fiscal year to just under 17 million. But the reality is that Switch sales have never come close to surpassing those of the market leader, Sony's PlayStation 4.

Nintendo will be providing players who pre-order the title with a stylus, according to the official description "A Nintendo Switch stylus will also be available as a pre-order bonus". On top of this, a report from The Wall Street Journal about a month back indicated that the Big N would also be releasing a Switch "Pro" with a premium price point that would offer an enhanced experience.

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