For many families, Nintendo Switch is just not enough. Nintendo revealed in a question and answer session with investors that in the year ending March 31, about 20% of Switch products were sold to families who already owned the product. As Gamasutra pointed out, this can be used for roughly 5.8 million game consoles.
There are a few possible reasons. Last year, this pandemic caused more people to play video games, so families may have played “Mario Kart Live: Family Tour” together on different consoles. Some people have bought the Switch Lite, which can only be used as a mobile machine, while your standard Switch remains connected. Maybe, maybe someone will buy a second Switch as an expensive way to solve the Joy-Con drift problem.
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said by phone: “Looking ahead, even if hardware sales increase, we expect the demand for multiple systems in every household to increase.” “By region, sales in Asia continue to be significant. Growth, considering the number of these stocks, we believe there is still enough room for further growth in demand in Europe and the United States.”
It’s interesting how much this percentage will change next year as the pandemic finally subsides. Nintendo is also generally hoping to release a more powerful Switch this year, and many current Switch owners may be looking for an update.
According to Furukawa, elsewhere, Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Animal Crossing: New Horizons) was not only a huge success but also led newcomers to the Switch to try out other major Nintendo franchises. For example, Zelda and Mario. He also noted that Nintendo is still grappling with Switch shortages and production issues, and said the Switch is in the middle of its life cycle. Furukawa added that the blockade of the Suez Canal also delayed shipments to Europe.