Switch is the home console seeing the fastest software sales so far in Nintendo’s history
Japanese daily Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun conducted an interview with Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, which was published today. Furukawa primarily commented on sales, but some other things as well.
First, Furukawa officially confirmed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold five million copies worldwide in its first week. Additionally, Switch is the home console seeing the fastest software sales so far in Nintendo’s history. The system’s sales began to increase in mid-November, which makes sense given the holiday period and the launch of Pokemon: Let’s Go. Switch is currently available in 60 countries.
Once again, Nintendo sees smartphone gaming as a pillar of earnings. Furukawa wants to land smartphone hits and publish multiple apps across multiple fields.