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20% of Switch systems were sold to households which already owned one in 2020

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa revealed in the latest earnings call that around a fifth of the Switch family of systems that the company sold last year went to homes which already owned one. The company has said in the past that that was one of the goals with the versatile system, that families would own multiple Switch systems. Mr. Furukawa said that the Kyoto-based company is confident that that figure will continue to increase in in the years to come.

“In the previous fiscal year, household demand for multiple systems accounted for roughly 20% of unit sales of the Nintendo Switch family of systems,” 

Nintendo president, Shuntaro Furukawa

 “Going forward, we expect demand for multiple systems per household will increase even as hardware unit sales grow,” 

Nintendo president, Shuntaro Furukawa


6 thoughts on “20% of Switch systems were sold to households which already owned one in 2020”

  1. mhm, probably because they made them cheap and they broke, forcing people to buy more. Only real reason I see it selling so much.

    1. Well it definately couldn’t POSSIBLY that, as a handheld, there’s an incentive for two members of a household to play it portably at the same time. I’m sure that was never an element of design.

      As an anecdote, in 30 years of collecting, the only consoles I’ve had to replace due to hardware defect are the Xbox 360, and the PS4.

      1. Only two consoles I’ve had become unusuable on me were my gamecube when it stopped reading discs, and my ds lite when it got dead pixels, but they’ve had countless hours played on them. My Switch gets a lot of love too, but there’s a few unexplained cracks even though I’ve never dropped it or anything.

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