Japan’s Nintendo plans to sell just 15 million Switch consoles in fiscal year 2024 because demand for them will continue to decline. However, the company is not sure even of this number. This was reported by Engadget, referring to the manufacturer’s financial report.

“Sustaining the Switch’s sales momentum will be difficult in its seventh year,” said President Shuntaro Furukawa in a call. “Our goal of selling 15 million unit this fiscal year is a bit of stretch.” 

To achieve its goals, the manufacturer will focus on selling a second and even a third console to people who already own one.

”We try to not only put one system in every home, but several in every home, or even one for every person,”  explained Nintendo.

In fiscal 2023, the company’s sales fell by 5.5% to 1.601 trillion yen, and profit by 14.9% to 504.3 billion yen. Nintendo’s net income in the fourth quarter fell by 18% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 306.5 billion yen. This indicates that the company is on a slippery slope to decline.

Sales of Switch consoles for the quarter amounted to 3.06 million units. Half of them are OLED Switch. For Nintendo, this result was one of the worst. However, this is to be expected for a six-year-old console that has saturated the market. There is also an opinion that users are waiting for a new generation console, whatever it may be.