Despite the interest from users towards the new Nintendo Switch Lite, it seems that the small console has failed to achieve the success hoped for in the first days after the Japanese launch.
According to what was declared by the increasingly reliable analyst Daniel Ahmad on Twitter, the consoles placed in the three days immediately following the arrival of the console on the shelves are about 114,000, while the company had planned the sale of 300,000 pieces, or almost triple. As Ahmad explains in the post, however, such data is absolutely not an indication of the failure of Switch Lite, since the popularity of the Nintendo console can only be evaluated in the long term.
It should also not be forgotten that during the Christmas season many will buy the console as a replacement product for the now old Nintendo 3DS and therefore we will have to wait a little longer to find out about the trend of the product on the market.
In the meantime, it seems that Switch Lite also suffers from stick drifting, the annoying problem that also affects the Joy-Con of the traditional console model.
Nintendo stock (NTDOY) down 3.7% today after Switch Lite sell through data was released for Japan. 114,000 units sold through during its first three days.
Citibank released a report saying that the figure was lower than expected and fell short of their 300k expectation. pic.twitter.com/KkIEHmfCaC
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 24, 2019