As reported previously, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 84 million units to date – becoming the company’s fourth-bestselling system of all time so far. Well, those numbers could be set to keep climbing this year with even more releases on the horizon!
In a recent Q&A released to the public, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa addressed concerns about the number of active users on the platform. Attributing the system’s strong userbase to exclusive releases such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Monster Hunter Rise, Furukawa and Nintendo’s management felt that the Switch’s momentum would not be fading any time soon:
“After the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there was a substantial increase in the number of consumers playing Nintendo Switch. There was a gradual decrease afterward, but there was another considerable increase during the year-end holiday season last year, which reached the highest number of active users since the release of Nintendo Switch. Although the number slightly decreased after the beginning of this calendar year, a lot of consumers are playing Nintendo Switch with the recent March release of Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise, so we don’t think that the momentum is fading.”
In view of this, Furukawa also added that there were “many new software titles” in the pipeline for the system, in order to maintain this strong momentum:
“Many new software titles will be released this fiscal year, starting in the first quarter, which we think will help continuously expand the range of consumers who play Nintendo Switch to include those who haven’t played Nintendo Switch in a while or are completely new users.”
Of course, Furukawa did not specify further details about these new software titles. We’ll report back if we hear more in the future.