Nintendo has ideas on how to expand Switch’s user base without relying on franchise titles, will be announced later
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa shared a few words about Nintendo Labo during the company’s latest financial results briefing, mentioning that sales are expected to increase this holiday and it will “sell for a long time”. Sales will also be different to core titles like Mario and Zelda.
Furukawa also left a very interesting comment to close out his response. Labo was one way in which Nintendo wanted to expand Switch’s user base, but Nintendo has other ideas that don’t rely on franchise titles. These will be announced later, Furukawa said.
His full remarks are as follows:
“We released Nintendo Labo as a new way to play, which is something I think the consumers who purchased it have appreciated. And because it is the kind of product that makes a good gift for children, we expect sales growth during what will be the first holiday season for Nintendo Labo. We knew from the start that the sales trend for Nintendo Labo would be different from that of games like Mario or Zelda, and we want this to be a product that continues to sell for a long time as a new way to play on Nintendo Switch.
As for any initiatives to expand the Nintendo Switch user base without relying on our franchise titles, we do have a variety of new ideas besides Nintendo Labo. We will announce these at a later time.”