In a statement by Nintendo president, Shuntaro Furukawa, “many new software titles” will be released this fiscal year. This was in response to a question regarding the current amount of active Switch users, which had received a massive influx since early 2020.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nintendo Switch has seen a surge in sales, which was also attributed to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Recently, the release of Monster Hunter Rise has also seen an increase in activity on the Nintendo Switch.
The full statement made during the Q&A can follows:
After the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there was a substantial increase in the number of consumers playing Nintendo Switch. There was a gradual decrease afterward, but there was another considerable increase during the year-end holiday season last year, which reached the highest number of active users since the release of Nintendo Switch. Although the number slightly decreased after the beginning of this calendar year, a lot of consumers are playing Nintendo Switch with the recent March release of Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise, so we don’t think that the momentum is fading
Many new software titles will be released this fiscal year, starting in the first quarter, which we think will help continuously expand the range of consumers who play Nintendo Switch to include those who haven’t played Nintendo Switch in a while or are completely new users.
Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo
Recently, Nintendo has increased its spending in R&D, so it makes sense that we would be expecting many more titles coming.
The Nintendo Switch is still selling like hotcakes, as Nintendo is having trouble keeping up with demand. With the popularity of the console, it makes sense that Nintendo would want to expand its library of software.
With E3 right around the corner, we could be expecting to see these new titles revealed. As of now, we can certainly expect the next fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and some new information on the Breath of the Wild 2.