Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu, have asked 82 gaming shops in Japan what their levels of satisfaction for Nintendo were and as you can see by the report below, it’s a bit of a mixed response. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is being received well as expected and, to no surprise (as is the same globally), there’s a shortage of pretty much everything. Check out some excerpts from the report below:
Very Satisfied 12 (14.6%)
Mostly Satisfied 25 (30.5%)
Normal 21 (25.6%)
Slightly Dissatisfied 6 (7.3%)
Dissatisfied 18 (22%)
Some points raised by the retailers:
- The customer base is wide and the response is very positive
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is very popular
- There isn’t enough hardware and accessories available
- A relatively high age group are buying the system than a low age group.
What do you expect from future software?
Splatoon 2 received 50 votes and is seen as the ‘killer title’ with ‘explosive’ hardware sales expected when it launches. Many players have bought the Switch for this title already. Positive feedback over the Global Testfire.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe received 37 votes and is praised as a family title and is the most frequently pre-ordered title. The next anticipated titles are Dragon Quest XI, ARMS, Fire Emblem Musou, Super Mario Odyssey and Spelunker.
What do you want from Nintendo Switch?
Retailers are wanting a steady supply of hardware. This is a common theme iterated by most. The lack of accessories (Joy-Con charging grip is name-checked) is also disappointing. There is also a concern over the lack of women’s titles, a lack of family titles and a lack of third-party titles. Tabletop and mobile mode are wanted to be utilised more.
Big thanks to JapaneseNintendo.com for the translation.