Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi Celebrates the Switch’s First Anniversary; Comments on Sales and More

The Nintendo Switch is one year old, and one of the men behind the console's success comments on its sales, the players' gaming styles, and more.

on March 3, 2018 4:22 PM

Nintendo General Manager of the Entertainment Planning & Development Division Shinya Takahashi is certainly one of the men responsible for the success of the Nintendo Switch.

Since the console celebrated its first anniversary just yesterday, Takahashi-san took the time to answer a few questions in a video published today by Nintendo.

We hear him commenting on the console’s sale, and on how Nintendo thinks it might be possible to sell one console per person instead of one per household as initially hoped, on gameplay style and habits, and on a few lighter topics.

You can check out what Takahashi-san had to say in the video just below.

If you want to read more about the performance of the Switch, you can read on how the console topped the NPD rankings in January. According to Nintendo, the console shipped 14.86 million Switch units in 2017, and the company predicts that the number will grow to 17.74 million by the end of this month.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.