The Nintendo Switch has managed to ship over 2.74 million units in the two months it has been on sale, which is an impressive figure according to any measure. However, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has his eyes set on the bigger picture, stating that there are more unannounced Switch titles in the works that will boost the console's sales even further.
At a recent press event, Kimishima talked about how the Switch has had a promising start thanks to the positive buzz surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as the high-anticipation surrounding upcoming titles such as ARMS and Splatoon 2. Things then took a turn for the interesting when the Nintendo CEO began talking about "more unannounced titles", which should help build on the Switch's strong launch. Interestingly, Kimishima did not mention whether these "unannounced titles" were first, second, or third party games, meaning that there is a possibility that Super Mario Odyssey won't be the only big Nintendo Switch title this Holiday season.
Given the strength of Nintendo's first party properties, as well as almost every major third party developer and publisher pledging to support the Switch, the pieces are certainly in place for the console to continue its sales momentum when these "unannounced titles" are finally revealed.
Nintendo CEO said repeatedly there are "more unannounced titles" that should boost Switch itself's sales. Can't wait E3! (but I'm not going)— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) April 27, 2017
no mention of whether he means 1st, 2nd or 3rd.— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) April 27, 2017
With the Nintendo Switch becoming the fastest-selling platform in the company's history, the Big N have had a solid 2017 so far and it is understandable that it wants to keep this momentum going for the foreseeable future. Despite the success of the console so far, Nintendo still has room for improvement given that its eShop online service profits are currently being dwarfed by the digital revenue being brought in by Sony's PlayStation Network service. With plans to expand its online network services and now this news about more "unannounced titles" in the works, Nintendo is certainly taking big steps in closing the profit gap to its competitors.
Kimishima did not reveal when these "unannounced titles" will be unveiled to fans, but there is speculation that E3 2017 will be where Nintendo will show its hand. Having said that, it will be interesting to see what the Big N has planned given that the company will once again not be holding a press conference at E3, instead opting for its own showcase independent of the event.
It remains to be seen what "unannounced titles" Nintendo have in store for the Switch, but there is no doubt that all eyes will be on the Big N come E3 2017.