Japan's Nintendo slashes Switch hardware forecast after bumper third quarter

Japan's Nintendo slashes Switch hardware forecast after bumper third quarter

Japan's Nintendo slashes Switch hardware forecast after bumper third quarter

The Kyoto-based gaming company said it expected to sell 17 million Switch consoles in the year ending March from 20 million previously and also cut the forecast for its aging 3DS handheld, underscoring the need to find other sources of revenue. At this point any design modifications are merely speculation on the part of users and video game experts, as Nintendo has yet to make comments on the Nikkei report (and likely never will).

Nintendo recently announced that it will be delaying the release of Mario Kart for iOS.

Presumably, the new puzzle game will play similarly.

Early previous year, Nintendo announced it was working on an animated movie based on its most popular franchise, Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo and LINE will co-develop and jointly operate a new action puzzle game featuring Dr. Mario titled Dr. Mario World to be released by Nintendo.


Nintendo said the game will be "free to download with optional in-app purchases" but didn't go into detail on how exactly the monetization system would work. Dr. Mario World is targeting an early summer 2019 global release, including in Japan and the United States. For you Mario fans, you'll already know that this won't be the first time we've seen Mario in a lab coat.

Something to look forward to: A classic Mario game is being made into a mobile app so that all of the fun can be had on modern devices.

Mario Kart Tour, which was initially announced over a year ago, is also now planned for a launch on mobile phones in mid-2019, according to Nintendo.

Nintendo will bring another franchise to smartphones with the launch of Dr. Mario World this summer.

Nintendo fans have a lot to be excited about this year.

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