Japanese publication Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun recently released a brief interview with Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa. In the interview Furukawa announced that the “Switch is the home console seeing the fastest software sales so far in Nintendo’s history.” Which comes as no surprise to those owning and playing Switch regularly. These sales were boosted by the recent release of Pokemon: Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latter of which passed 5 million global sales in its first week after release.
Dr. Serkan Toto relayed the information on Twitter:
1) Japanese daily Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun released a (very short) interview with Nintendo president Furukawa today.
He says Smash Bros sales passed 5 million globally in week 1.
Says Switch is the home console seeing the fastest software sales so far in Nintendo’s history.
— Dr. Serkan Toto (Kantan Games Inc.) (@serkantoto) January 16, 2019
In that thread you’ll also notice Furukawa mentions smartphone gaming as a pillar of earnings, and states he’s interested in publishing apps across multiple fields. Maybe the rumors of the Apple buy-up have reached his ears and is sparking creative motivation. Check out our rundown of that speculation here.
And of course, let us know your thoughts below. Did you pick up either Pokemon: Lets go or Smash Bros. this last holiday season?