He believes the strong launch sales for Ultimate can be credited to returning fans who may have played certain entries throughout the history of the series and also mentioned how he hoped the game would maintain long-term sales momentum rather than short-term success. Here’s part of the translation courtesy of Nintendo Everything:
“The people who’ve played Smash before are coming back for this one; that accumulation of players contributed to the initial push [in sales]”
In regards to the Switch, Furukawa said again how Nintendo was aiming to shift 20 million Switch consoles by the end of the financial year in March 2019. He thinks the goal is within reach and noted how the success of the new Smash Bros. game and holiday period would help drive sales.
Do you think the Switch can shift enough units for Nintendo to reach its financial year goal by next March? Were you one of the people who perhaps skipped the Wii U and 3DS version of Smash Bros. and has now returned for the Ultimate version? Tell us in the comments.