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Nintendo Switch Sports “off to a very good start” worldwide, Nintendo president says

Posted on May 13, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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Nintendo president Shuntaro Furkawa has commented on the initial sales performance of Nintendo Switch Sports, noting that the game is “off to a very good start” worldwide.

Thus far we only know that the game sold nearly 200,000 physical copies in Japan in its first week. The game has since moved 300,000 units in the country as of May 8.

When asked about the initial sales status of Nintendo Switch Sports during an investor briefing this week, Furukawa stated:

“Nintendo Switch Sports is off to a very good start in every region. With this title, players can experience sports through intuitive controls using the Joy-Con controllers, and since it is approachable even for those who do not usually play video games, we believe it has the potential to broaden the range of consumers.

Also, Nintendo Switch Sports is a title that becomes more appealing when you play it online, and even those who do not usually play games online can easily participate and enjoy online matches with it. For example, you can team up with a family member to compete online with other players. On its initial release, the game has mainly been purchased by consumers who already own a Nintendo Switch system. In Japan, it is being picked up by consumers from a wide range of age groups. In Europe and North America, consumers in their mid-20s who have experienced Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort are the main demographic. We are planning to release Splatoon 3 in the current fiscal year, which can also be enjoyed online. We would like to promote these titles throughout the year and communicate the fun of online gameplay to consumers, including those who may become new hardware purchasers.”

Nintendo shared an updated list of million selling games on Switch this week, which included initial appearances of Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. You can check out the full rundown here.


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