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Kimishima on Switch stock, sales, and tease; Capcom and Koei Tecmo on support

Posted on October 30, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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The Wall Street Journal and Reuters have both passed along comments and notes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima. Following the release of the company’s financial results, Kimishima held a short press conference in which he spoke about Switch stock plus sales, and also teased what’s to come for console. Aside from what Kimishima had to say, Capcom and Koei Tecmo commented on their Switch support.

Here’s a roundup of everything:

Switch stock

– Kimishima apologized for the situation, saying the company’s forecast was too cautious
– Nintendo will make sure the item was well-stocked for the year-end holiday shopping season
– “Thanks to our component suppliers, who even opened up new production lines for the Switch, our ability to ship the console has improved drastically.”
– “We’ve boosted Switch production to meet strong demand as it was difficult for customers to buy the consoles at retail stores.”

Switch sales

– Kimishima is confident Switch’s sales momentum would accelerate after the holiday season
– “The true power of the Switch would be tested during the upcoming holiday season.”
– “The top priority for us when we release smartphone games is to lure more new users to the Switch.”

Switch tease

– Nintendo is preparing game software that provides Switch users with new “experiences”
– The software has the potential to attract new users and boost sales
– “We will introduce more ways to have fun with the Switch next year, and we expect those will further strengthen demand for the Switch.”

Capcom’s Switch support

– A company spokeswoman said releasing older games on a new console is normal procedure for third-party software developers because there isn’t enough time to make new games for a console within a year of its launch

Koei Tecmo

“We bet big on the Switch as a game changer so we began making games before the Switch’s launch, but many software companies showed reluctance in releasing Switch games before they witnessed the current success.” – Koei Tecmo’s Yoichi Erikawa

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