We have received a few pieces of information about Nintendo’s recent financial results this week. After publishing the nine-month figures from 2020 on Monday, questions and answers between Nintendo President Shuntaro Furakawa and many investors have also been launched.
It has raised several points of interest – namely when we can expect to see Nintendo’s upcoming games – and one investor believes that with almost 80 million units sold so far, Switch can finally overtake Nintendo Wii̵
When we ask what Nintendo will do to push Switch sales further, Furukawa starts by quoting Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ success in getting people interested, along with nostalgia for Super Mario Bros.’s 35th anniversary.
He went further and detailed the demand for several consoles in a family, and confirmed:
Our research has found that approximately 20% of the Nintendo Switch family’s sales between October and December 2020 in the main regions were due to demand for multiple systems within the same family. We will aim to continue to increase our sales volume by responding to this type of demand for more systems as well.
While stock has improved in recent times, Switch consoles were notoriously difficult to find in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that led some retailers to raise prices. It is gratifying to see then that Nintendo is not only aware of demand, but will “thoroughly” try to meet it.
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