Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been out for a little over a month now, and seems to be going down rather well overall. One of the big question marks remaining is just how much the dynamic Nintendo Switch costs to manufacture. Well now we have some information regarding that enigma. A Japenase teardown firm named Fomalhaut put the total cost to manufacture the Switch at $257. This is higher than most people probably expected. As well as this, it is predicted that the Switch may sell 30 million units by the end of 2018. The link to the original source can be found here, but since the website is in Japanese, you can read a tweet by Takashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal regarding the news below:

Nintendo Switch

Considering the Nintendo Switch console retails at $299, this estimate tells us that Nintendo aren’t making too much profit on the console itself. This is perhaps why the Switch has a plethora of optional peripherals available to purchase, and maybe also why no games were bundled with the console at launch. What do you think of this estimate? Does it justify what some have called an overly extensive line-up of expensive peripherals? Or are you happier with this issue now knowing that Nintendo probably aren’t making too much money back on the console itself? Let us know in the comments below.