Nintendo sold more than 28 million Switch consoles during the past fiscal year, bringing the platform’s lifetime sales up to 84.5 million. According to company president Shuntaro Furukawa, about a fifth of the systems that Nintendo moved last year were to homes that already owned one.
“In the previous fiscal year, household demand for multiple systems accounted for roughly 20% of unit sales of the Nintendo Switch family of systems,” Furukawa said during the company’s latest earnings call. This means that roughly six million of the systems that Nintendo sold during the last fiscal year were to households that already have a Switch.
Nintendo has long made it a goal to sell multiple Switch systems to families, and Furukawa anticipates this demand will only continue to grow in the future. “Going forward, we expect demand for multiple systems per household will increase even as hardware unit sales grow,” Furukawa said.