Nintendo Investors Q&A Translation

The Investors Q&A has now been officially translated to English, and you can check out the full transcription here: Q&A Summary (English Translation of Japanese Original)

Forum user Dcubed helpfully spread the news on our forum, and also plucked out some of the most interesting quotes, including the fact that Nintendo Accounts will be used on the ‘Switch 2’:

Nintendo Account was prepared before the launch of Nintendo Switch as a way to maintain long-term relationships with consumers across hardware generations, so we will continue to make active use of Nintendo Account with the successor to Nintendo Switch as well.

Many have claimed this to be an obvious move, but this is Nintendo we’re talking about, where anything can happen, and where we have seen countless online account systems throughout the years, so to get official confirmation that we will continue with the current service is a big sigh of relief.

Elsewhere, it seems Nintendo is happy with the massive growth in online sales, but will continue with physical software as well:

In the previous fiscal year, robust sales of Nintendo Switch Online memberships and add-on content for games such as Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 3, as well as the depreciation of the yen, led to increases in both the digital sales amount and the digital sales ratio. Our objective is not to simply increase the share of digital sales, but to maximize overall game software sales, including sales of physical software. This policy will remain unchanged going forward.

Nintendo claim there should be ample stock upon release, so hopefully we won’t see too many issues with regards to scalpers, as was seen with the release of the Nintendo Switch and subsequent console releases from other manufacturers.

Regarding the supply of the successor to Nintendo Switch, we cannot give a specific answer, as we have not yet announced the timing of the launch. However, currently there is no semiconductor shortage like we saw up until 2022, so we are not anticipating the supply of semiconductor components to be a major issue when we launch the successor to Nintendo Switch.

Check out the forum post by Dcubed for more key quotes, or check out the full translation here.

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