Although the Switch is now five years old, Nintendo is confident that console sales will remain strong, sharing that a large number of Switch owners are buying second consoles. The statistic was revealed as part of the company’s financial results briefing for the end of the last fiscal year.
During a Q&A on the company’s financial results, Nintendo was asked about the new OLED Switch model and what proportion of sales the company expects it to make up. In response, Nintendo’s Representative Director and President Shuntaro Furukawa shared some interesting statistics about the OLED and Switch Lite being bought by people who already own a Switch.
“From the previous fiscal year sales figures, about 25% of overall hardware purchases were made by those who already owned a Nintendo Switch,” Furukawa explained. “About 30% of Nintendo Switch Lite unit sales were repeat purchases (demand for additional Nintendo Switch systems after the first one) and 40% of Nintendo Switch OLED model unit sales were repeat or replacement purchases.”
Furukawa also added that Nintendo expects the OLED Switch model to represent a larger share of the company’s hardware sales during the next fiscal year, with the updated console only releasing near the end of the most recent fiscal year.