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Nintendo says Switch sales are “continuing at a good pace”, “looking to make this another big holiday season”

Posted on November 10, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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During the conference call for Nintendo’s latest financial results, president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked about the sales outlook for the next quarter and what can be expected for year-end sales.

Furukawa mentioned that Switch hardware demand has been strong into October, and “sales are continuing at a good pace.” Despite not having a major first-party title like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Pokemon Sword/Shield, Nintendo is still hoping for “another big holiday season”, which is “thanks to the many consumers, including those new consumers who developed an interest in Nintendo Switch because of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, picking up our new titles, titles released in conjunction with the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary and our evergreen titles.”

Furukawa’s full words:

“We continued to see strong demand for Nintendo Switch hardware through the summer and into October, especially in the major regions of Japan, the U.S. and Europe, and we believe sales are continuing at a good pace. The year-end sales season is extremely important when viewed from a perspective of overall sales volume, and we want to achieve a high number of sales during this period. Although we may not have the kind of first-party titles that will record massive sales immediately after release this year like we did with last year’s Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the year before that, we are nevertheless looking to make this another big holiday season. This is thanks to the many consumers, including those new consumers who developed an interest in Nintendo Switch because of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, picking up our new titles, titles released in conjunction with the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary and our evergreen titles.”

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