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Payment service Nintendo Switch Online has 26 million customers, 11 million more than at the beginning of this year. According to Nintendo, this spring is due to the release of Animal Crossing.
According to David Gibbon, who attended the meeting, about 20% of those 26 million accounts are part of family subscribers.
The spring quarter was the first time that Nintendo sold more games digitally than on cartridges or discs, Nintendo also said in Wednesday’s management briefing. This is due to the corona pandemic, which made many people want to play games while many shops were closed.
Important: this only concerns software that has both a physical and digital release. eShop-only software was not included. Nintendo also mentioned that in the meantime the digital ratio has dropped back to the level before the lockdown. So this is a temporary peak.
In terms of digital strategy, Nintendo also said that the company is not aiming for a situation where all content is ultimately only purchased digitally (they recognize that the margins in digital sales are higher), but that the first goal is to get their IP / products to as many people as possible. at home. Physically, it will certainly retain its role, also to be able to continue to bring new experiences such as Ring Fit, Labo, the new Mario Kart Live.
In addition, Nintendo announced that the Super Mario movie is still on track to release in 2022.
More interesting is that it was dropped that more film and TV content is also planned for after 2022.