Nintendo discusses current scale of active users on Switch, “many” new titles planned for fiscal year
During a financial call last week, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa weighted in on the current scale of active users on Switch.
Perhaps as expected, the system saw “a substantial increase” after the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, though that taped off slightly afterward. Things picked up again during the holidays. After decreasing again a bit after the new year, it sounds like there was another boost after the release of Monster Hunter Rise.
In relaying this information, Furukawa added that he believes Switch still has strong momentum and there are “many” new titles planned for the fiscal year.
Furukawa’s full words:
“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. 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.”