Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa recently spoke with the Japanese edition of Sankei about success Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and a switch.
He believes that Ultimate's strong starting sales can be attributed to returning fans who may have played certain records throughout the history of the series, and also mentioned how he hopes the game will support long-term sales momentum rather than short-term success. Here is a portion of the translation provided by Nintendo Everything:
“People who used to play Smash come back for this; that the accumulation of players contributed to the initial push [in sales]"
As for Switch, Furukawa once again told how Nintendo was trying to move 20 million Switch consoles by the end of the fiscal year in March 2019. He believes that the goal is achievable, and noted the success of the new game Smash Bros. The holiday period will help increase sales.
Do you think Switch can move enough units for Nintendo to achieve its fiscal year goal by next March? Were you one of those who may have missed the version of Smash Bros for the Wii U and 3DS and returned to Ultimate? Write to us in the comments.