Japan’s Nintendo has really high expectations for its new gaming console, the Switch, and estimates that the shipments will reach at 20 million units in the first year.
Still, according to some sources inside the Taiwan-based supply chain makers, there’s also a more conservative estimate of shipping of at least 10 million units in the first year.
Nintendo released the Switch in March 2017 and the game console enjoyed over one million units of sales in the first week after the release. Nintendo president Kimishima Tatsumi also recently said that he expects Switch’s overall sales to reach 110 million units.
Switch’s manufacturing is handled by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Japan-based Misumi Electronics and Hosiden with Foxconn supplying over 50% of the volume. Foxconn makes the device at its plants in Shandong, China.
Taiwan-based IT players including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Jentech, Delta Electronics, Nanya PCB and Foxlink are component suppliers of the Switch.