Nintendo says Pikmin 3 Deluxe is often being chose as the next title from Switch players after Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a massive success. It has already sold over 26 million copies worldwide despite releasing this year, and has helped move a ton of Switch hardware.
While speaking about the game during a financial results conference call, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa shared an interesting tidbit. Interestingly, Furukawa said that “Pikmin 3 Deluxe has frequently been chosen as the next title after Animal Crossing: New Horizons by many consumers, especially in Japan.” It makes sense that Nintendo wants Switch owners who started out with Animal Crossing “to become aware of and play as many different titles as possible, regardless of whether those titles are new or evergreen.”
Furukawa had this to say when asked about how many of the previously released titles that hit the million mark in the six-month financial period were ones that people can enjoy playing together, and whether they were consciously recommended to Animal Crossing players:
“We want those consumers who first played Nintendo Switch because of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to become aware of and play as many different titles as possible, regardless of whether those titles are new or evergreen. Ring Fit Adventure is one such example. The recently released Pikmin 3 Deluxe has frequently been chosen as the next title after Animal Crossing: New Horizons by many consumers, especially in Japan. The Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary campaign is raising the visibility of the various Mario titles available on Nintendo Switch, and we’re starting to see good results from that. And as you pointed out, the popularity of titles that people can enjoy together and are possible only on Nintendo Switch, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Party, is increasing greatly, and we believe this can be seen in the performance of titles that have broken the million-seller mark.”