Nintendo has a rather strong looking holiday season for 2018 with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate & Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee along with Super Mario Party. The stock price for the company has taken a downward turn recently following the lack of information for the previously announced Yoshi title and the delay of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This, in addition to a lackluster show of support from 3rd-party at this year’s E3, have been perceived as a lack of momentum for the Japanese Hybrid console. Former Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima spoke recently about the companies attitude on releases and announcements.
We have been putting forth our best effort to be ready to release information to consumers at the appropriate time. We are not yet at the point where we can announce our entire product lineup, including the products that will be released during the holiday season. We are aiming to sell 20 million units during this fiscal year, the second year since the launch of Nintendo Switch, and have released first-party titles like Nintendo Labo in April, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in May and Mario Tennis Aces on June 22. And then for the holiday season, we are planning to release Super Mario Party on October 5, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Let’s Go, Eevee! on November 16, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 7. We plan to use this robust lineup, including popular titles that were already released prior to the last fiscal year, to maintain and increase the momentum we have with Nintendo Switch for the holiday season, which is the most significant period for sales. We will communicate more detailed information to consumers at a later date.