Today, during Nintendo’s corporate strategy meeting, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima gave a few updates about the performance of the Switch and the manufacturer’s plans for the console and the rest of its lineup.
The information was provided on Twitter by the Wall Street Journal’s tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki.
We hear that sales-through to customers are at roughly 13 million, but this figure excludes Latin America and parts of Asia. The console’s momentum is faster than the Wii in North America, similar to the older machine in Europe, and slightly lower in Japan.
Nintendo plans to finally start its subscription-based online services in September 2018, and details will be announced later this year. We do hear that they’re preparing “attractive” content for the service, but no more info were provided.
Moving on to Labo, applications for the hands-on sessions in the United States became about fifty times bigger than the available slots in just a few days. Shinya Takahashi is also involved in Labo‘s development.
While the Switch is successful, Kimishima-san has pledged to continue supporting the 3DS leveraging the portable console’s large installed base and rich software lineup.
We also get a sales update (sell-through to customers) for the SNES Classic Edition, which is at four million units that found a loving home.
Last, but not least, we move on to mobile apps, Mario Kart Tour is will be released in the upcoming fiscal year, between April 2018 and March 2019.