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Kimishima thinks Switch could sell as well as Wii, will have monthly and yearly plans for online service, more

Posted on February 1, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Japanese publication Nikkei has additional comments from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima about Switch and more.

First, Kimishima reiterates that pre-orders are going well. Since Nintendo is offering a new type of play style and experience in the form of a portable home console and controller that can sense the player’s motion, it is familiar to Wii in some ways. Kimishima thinks there is potential for Switch to sell as well as Wii.

We also have one extra note on Switch’s online service. To reiterate, it will cost between 2,000 and 3,000 yen per year. Kimishima says monthly and yearly payment options will be available.

Kimishima also talked about Super Mario Run. The paid rate to download number is in the single digits, and didn’t reach Nintendo’s target of two digits. In other words, Super Mario Run has been paid for by five percent of those who downloaded the title while Nintendo was hoping for at least 10 percent. However, 90 percent of the profit is coming from the top 20 countries for paid rate. In these countries, it is reaching two digits. Kimishima feels positively as Super Mario Run is being accepted by some degree.

Finally, Kimishima said he understands it’s necessary to start the Nintendo character-featured movie business before long, but he can’t say when that’ll take place. And about Quality of Life, Nintendo would like to judge whether or not it will have something to say by around the middle of 2017.


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