Although the Switch is now five years old, Nintendo is confident that console sales will continue to be strong, and reports that a large number of Switch owners are buying second consoles. The statistic was revealed as part of the briefing on the company’s financial results for the end of its last fiscal year.
During a Q&A on the company’s financial results, Nintendo was asked about the new OLED model Switch and what sales the company expects it will make up for. In response, Nintendo’s representative and president Shuntaro Furukawa shared some interesting stats about both the OLED and Switch Lite being bought by people who already own a Switch.
“Of last fiscal year’s resale figures, about 25% of total hardware purchases were made by those who already owned a Nintendo Switch,” explains Furukawa. “About 30% of Nintendo Switch Lite unit sales were repeat purchases (demand for additional Nintendo Switch systems after the first) and 40% of Nintendo Switch OLED model sales were repeat purchases or replacement purchases.”
Furukawa added that Nintendo expects the OLED model Switch to make up a larger share of the company’s hardware sales in the coming fiscal year, with the updated console only being released towards the end of its most recent fiscal year.