Nintendo, like many companies, has naturally been quiet when it comes to divulging the manufacturing cost of the Switch. All we knew up until now was that the company refuses to sell the system at a loss as was the case with the Wii U, in an effort to recoup.

That hasn’t stopped Japanese teardown firm Fomalhaut from giving it a shot themselves, and they estimate the system costs around $257 USD to manufacture per unit.

The same firm also believes the system could sell 30 million units by the end of 2018. For comparison, the Wii U sold a relatively middling 13.56 million units by December 2016 after four years on the market.

We’ll just have to wait and see how it shakes out in reality, though.


Source: Takashi Mochizuki

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