As many of you will know, Nintendo recently held a meeting with investors to present the presentation of the company's financial position so far this fiscal year.
This time, the company has published an English-language transcript of the investor questions and answers session that we will share as we make the translation.
You can find the first question about sales of Nintendo Switch Lite in Japan and the foreigner below:
Q1: Seeing sales of Nintendo Switch list by region, domestic sales outside Japan are 2 : 8. Considering that Nintendo Switch Lite is dedicated to portable games, it seems to me that sales outside Japan are even higher than expected, but how would you classify sales outside Japan compared to Nintendo's expectations? In addition, the presentation showed that the percentage of people who purchased Nintendo Switch Lite as their first system did not differ much from those who purchased it as a second system. Were there regional differences in this trend?
R1– Shutaro Furukawa: One feature of the Nitnendo Switch is the three different game modes that allow users to freely alternate their style of play to television, desktop or portable mode; enjoy games anytime, anywhere and with anyone. On the other hand, the Nintendo Switch Lite is a version of the Nintendo Switch dedicated to the portable game that is more compact and lightweight that makes the game easier on the go. I think users can now choose another system according to their lifestyle with the launch of the Nintendo Switch with such features.
As to whether the sales rate of Nintendo Switch Lite outside Japan is high compared to those of the previous portable systems, we just launched Nitnendo Switch Lite on September 20, so my feeling is that (regional) sales are more rather a reflection of the existing Nintendo Switch momentum than the trend in the laptop or desktop console markets. For example, in a foreign market like the US. which covers a very large area, it is necessary to send a certain number of units in order to create awareness that a new product has been launched and the speeds in this initial state also reflect it.
For the initial status of the Nintendo Switch Lite of which In today's introduction we talked that there are no major regional differences in the percentage of people who buy the Nintendo Switch Lite as their first portable console compared to those who buy it as their second .