Nvidia stands to make a nice bit of profit off of the Nintendo Switch. Laura Kate Dale is reporting that the Right Joy-Con has IR capabilities and David Gibson pegs the NS at $250 with 10.6 million in first year sales. Let’s dive into these figures and speculations one at a time.
Nintendo Switch News & Speculations
According to Jefferies & Co.’s Mark Lipacis, NVIDIA has a big opportunity with finances because of the Nintendo Switch. He says that “we estimate this to be a $200-$320m annual opportunity for NVIDIA near term. While the incremental dollars would likely be margin dilutive, we view upside potential to our sales and EPS estimates of $0.11-0.16 in 2017″. NVIDIA stated that gameplay is further enhanced by hardware-accelerated video playback and custom software for audio effects and rendering. We suspect the processing performance will be lower than the Sony PlayStation or the Microsoft Xbox. NVIDIA’s expertise in providing high-performance graphics should help boost gameplay as well as demand for the hybrid console.
Journalist Laura Dale has spoken to a source over at Ubisoft who has revealed to her that the Nintendo Switch’s right Joy-Con features IR pointer functionality. Dale says that the IR pointer would work similarly to the Wii Remote. This would make sense for something like Just Dance which we know is coming to Nintendo’s next console.
Macquarie Securities analyst David Gibson has told Bloomberg that he expects the recently unveiled Nintendo Switch to cost around $250. Gibson is also extremely confident about a strong launch lineup and because of this is estimating that Nintendo will sell 2.5 million units in its first month and an additional 10.6 million units by March 2018.
The Nintendo Switch is an upcoming hybrid video game console developed by Nintendo, and the company’s seventh major home console. Officially unveiled in October 2016, it is currently scheduled for release worldwide in March 2017.