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April 26, 2018

Nintendo Switch Sales, Nintendo’s New President Nintendo Power Cast Ep.88

News/Talking Points

  • Splatoon US and Canada Inkling Open 2018 finals will be live at 8 am PST
  • Splatfest on 5/4 will Raph vs Leo for TMNT
  • Nintendo gets a new president
    • Tatsumi Kimishima will retire in June and will be succeeded by Shuntaro Furukawa. He’s 46 years old and speaks fluent English. A quote from Furukawa “We will develop the company to its fullest. I will balance Nintendo’s traditions: originality and flexibility.”
      “I grew up playing the Famicom and come from that generation. Now as a member of management with Super Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto, I have a lot of respect for him. On the other hand, with this new job that can’t just be it, so I expect to say what needs to be said to run the company.”
  • Games sales
  • The Switch is almost 18 million units sold and is expected to ship 20 million units sold by the end of the fiscal year.
  • It’s also projecting 100 million Software units sold
  • 3DS is expected to sell another 4 million units and 16 million units of software
  • SNES 5.28 million units sold.
  • 2018 game release dates

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