Recently, Nintendo has been releasing the Q4 2021 data as well as data about the entire financial year for Nintendo, and the results for them have been very good. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa also did a Q&A with investors in order to let them know certain things and tease what may be coming. One of those questions was about the recent release of Nintendo Switch Sports, the “spiritual successor” to the beloved Wii Sports franchise.
According to Furukawa, the game got off to an “extremely good start” in all regions, and they even noted how it was different age ranges in each region that were purchasing the game. Such as how in Japan it was being bought “by all ages” and then in North America is was “customers in their mid-20s who used to play Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.”
We’re sure they don’t mind who buys them as long as someone buys them. Furukawa also went and talked about he thinks will be another key mover in 2022 when it comes out:
“In addition to Nintendo Switch Sports, we are also planning to launch Splatoon 3 in the current fiscal year, both of which we believe will be fun to play online. We intend to promote these titles for a long time throughout the year and convey the appeal of playing online to new customers who are buying new hardware.”
Indeed, Splatoon 3 is a known quantity when it comes to not just sales, but having a fanbase that loves to play it. So pairing that with Nintendo Switch Sports in terms of outlook and support is honestly very fair.
All in all, Nintendo was said to have had a good financial year, and 2022 has already gotten off to a great start for them with many big titles still yet to be released.