Nintendo Switch shipments projected to hit 14 million by March 2018

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That is quite the turnaround for a company that was flailing in the wind only a year ago.

Thanks to brisk Switch sales and the expectation of more mobile game offerings, gains in Nintendo shares have reached a whopping 75% so far this year.

Today, Nintendo released its earnings report for the quarter ending in September. Nintendo posted a revenue of 219.9 billion yen ($1.9 billion), compared to the analyst's estimate of 174 billion yen. It raised its forecast for the full fiscal year to 85 billion yen, up 89 percent from an earlier outlook of 45 billion yen.

Operating profit came in at ¥40 billion, reversing a year-earlier operating loss, while revenue was ¥374.0 billion - almost triple last year's level.

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Interestingly, Nintendo has revised its projections for the Switch again, with the new forecast of 16.74 Million by March 31 2018.

It is also worth mentioning here that the Nintendo Wii U could manage to ship only 13 million units in its five years of lifespan. This Switch sales number is sans Super Mario Odyssey, Black Friday and the awaited Christmas holidays. For now, there's no digital chess variant available on the Switch; that's soon to change, however, as Ripstone, the publisher behind the well-received Wii U and 3DS title Pure Chess, is bringing the classic strategy game to Nintendo's hybrid console in new title Chess Ultra.

Nintendo surprised everybody by quietly adding GameCube controller support to the Nintendo Switch, and apparently, that includes Nintendo itself. According to, Hideki Yasuda, an analyst at Ace Research Institute in Tokyo said, "Switch is in excellent shape as sales of both hardware and software are growing steadily".

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