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Despite the fact that Nintendo stated that there won’t be more news on the Nintendo Switch until 2017, news is still slowly trickling in about their latest hardware.

The latest tidbits come from Siliconera, whereupon two quotes were highlighted from an interview with Nintendo CEO Takashi Mochizuki and a Wall Street Journal reporter, with the first regarding the status of it’s price and overall cost to the company.

To elaborate, Mochizuki stated that while the “company won’t make [a] loss by selling it… [it is] also listening to what consumers expect from us when setting price.”

Mochizuki continued by also mentioning that the “concurrent FY financial guidance assumes 2 million units of Switch to be shipped this fiscal year ending in March.”

With the Nintendo Switch releasing in March 2017, Nintendo is expecting fairly brisk sales for the console, which can only be expected for the company. This may be helped by Mochizuki’s assurance that after the ‘full’ unveiling of the Nintendo Switch, potential consumers would understand the differences between the Nintendo 3DS and the Switch, which after the disaster that was the Nintendo Wii U could only be seen as helpful for consumers.

For those interested in learning more about the Nintendo Switch, go here.


Quick Take:

This is good news, but also relatively unsurprising news. Nintendo has always sold consoles for a relative cheap price, and it would be more shocking if they had suddenly gone for a more expensive product then from what they have previously offered. Everything seems to be smooth sailing for this console right now, but given that this is Nintendo I am waiting for the shoe to drop. Hopefully it doesn’t, but the disastrous Wii U lifecycle showed how out of touch Nintendo has gotten with their consumers. However, the Nintendo Switch does look very promising, so let’s wait and see.

What do you think of this news? Are you interested in the Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments!


Patrick Perrault

Staff Writer

Writer for TechRaptor, who hopes to gain valuable experience in a constantly changing industry.



  • Zepherdog

    They probably got all those Tegras on the cheap from nVidia.

  • Lman146

    That’s what I’m thinking. A major console deal would be big for Nvidia and they probably gave them a good deal.

  • eltonBorges

    To be honest, the only thing I want to see is this thing working. I have no interest on it, but I’m curious.

  • Zepherdog

    Taking into account everything since the gamecube was ATI, that’s a huge deal, specially since the Tegra didn’t perform as nVidia expected.

  • Zepherdog

    I’d be willing to get one as long as it has a great, expansive lineup and it’s not stupidly expensive.

  • Bitterbear

    IIRC initially the 3DS was meant to use a Tegra chip but.. Those were awfully underwhelming, even for Nintendo.

  • eltonBorges

    I would not be very excited. They plan to release on March and until now they only confirmed Zelda.

  • Zepherdog

    That I know, no hype for this until there’s actually some substance to all the buzz.

  • jaygerbomb

    No surprise really, Nintendo never sells hardware at a loss. Hopefully they get it in at the price point people are expecting.

  • AD1980

    I’m pretty confident that there won’t be many 3rd party games, much like the Wii U. The thing just isn’t going to have the power to keep up with Sony/MS and consequently developers are going to avoid the system so they can focus on developing games that can be sold on multiple systems.

  • Trevor

    I think Nintendo is making a mistake not selling it at a loss. Even if they got the tegra chips on the cheap this device will no doubt cost more than the Wii U. Combined with a lack of 3rd party console games, Nintendo has an uphill battle.