Nintendo Switch Rated 80 out of 100 by Famitsu Readers in New Survey

Nintendo Switch Rated 80 out of 100 by Famitsu Readers in New Survey

Famitsu readers pass positive judgement on the Nintendo Switch, but have doubts on the software lineup.

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu included the results of a survey hosted by the Japanese magazine, asking its readers a series of questions about the Nintendo Switch, that was released at the beginning of March.

Below you can read the full results:

Why did you purchase Nintendo Switch?
(multiple answers allowed)

  • Because it had a game I want to play: 35.7% (736 votes)
  • I like the fact that I can carry it outside: 16.9% (348 votes)
  • I always buy Nintendo consoles: 16,4% (338 votes)
  • I like the features of the hardware and controllers: 13.3% (274 votes)
  • I like the design of the hardware and controllers: 6.6% (135 votes)
  • Because multiplayer gaming seemed to be enjoyable: 5.9% (121 votes)
  • Because the selling price was appropriate: 4.5% (93 votes)
  • Other: 0.7% (15 votes)

When and where did you purchase a Nintendo Switch?

  • I pre-ordered it at a retail store before the release date: 39.4% (315 votes)
  • I pre-ordered it at an online store before the release date: 28.0% (224 votes)
  • I purchased it at a store after the release date: 16.4% (131 votes)
  • I purchased it online after the release date: 11.6% (93 votes)
  • I lined up at the store on release date without a pre-order: 4.6% (37 votes)

Since you purchased the Nintendo Switch, what’s the play mode you used the longest, and where?

  • TV Mode indoors: 53% (426 votes)
  • Mobile mode indoors: 34% (275 votes)
  • Table mode indoors: 7.5% (60 votes)
  • Portable mode outdoors: 3.1% (25 votes)
  • Table mode outdoors: 0.4% (3 votes)

What is your level of satisfaction on the Nintendo Switch hardware performance and features?

  • Very satisfied: 40.8% (328 votes)
  • Satisfied: 44.4% (357 votes)
  • Neutral: 9.7% (78 votes)
  • Slightly dissatisfied: 4.1% (33 votes)
  • Dissatisfied: 1% (8 votes)

How do you feel about the Joy-Con Controller?

  • Very satisfied: 27.9% (225 votes)
  • Satisfied: 41.2% (331 votes)
  • Neutral: 20.2% (162 votes)
  • Slightly dissatisfied: 9.1% (73 votes)
  • Dissatisfied: 1.6% (13 votes)

Which accessories did you purchase?

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: 35.8% (281 Votes)
  • Nintendo Switch carrying case: 19.0% (149 votes)
  • Joy-Con charging grip: 5.4% (42 votes)
  • Joy-Con controllers: 2.3% (18 votes)
  • Nintendo Switch AC Adapter: 1.4% (11 votes)
  • Joy-Con strap: 0.8% (6 votes)
  • Nintendo Switch Dock: 0.3% (2 votes)
  • I did not purchase any accessory: 35.1% (275 votes)

How many games did you buy?

  • 1: 43.3% (349 votes)
  • 2: 26.3% (212 votes)
  • 3: 16.0% (129 votes)
  • 4: 5.6% (45 votes)
  • 5: 2.6% (21 votes)
  • 6: 3.7% (30 votes)

What game do you play most frequently since purchasing your Nintendo Switch?

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 49.5% (696 votes)
  • 1-2-Switch: 13.0% (183 votes)
  • Snipperclips: 9% (126 votes)
  • Super Bomberman R: 7% (99 votes)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I-II for Nintendo Switch: 5.3% (75 votes)
  • VOEZ: 2.8% (39 votes)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris: 2.1% (30 votes)
  • Disgaea 5: Complete: 2.0% (28 votes)
  • Blaster Master Zero: 1.6% (23 votes)
  • ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters ’98: 1.2% (17 votes)
  • I Am Setsuna: 1.2% (17 votes)
  • Other: 5.2% (73 votes)

How satisfied are you with the game lineup to date?

  • Very satisfied: 9.1% (73 votes)
  • Satisfied: 24.0% (193 votes)
  • Neutral: 19.8% (159 votes)
  • Slightly dissatisfied: 31.5% (253 votes)
  • Dissatisfied: 15.5% (124 votes)

Rate your overall satisfaction level at the moment:

  • Under 10: 1.0% (8 votes)
  • Between 11 and 20: 0.5% (4 votes)
  • Between 21 and 30: 1.5% (12 votes)
  • Between 31 and 40: 0.6% (5 votes)
  • Between 41 and 50: 4.0% (32 votes)
  • Between 51 and 60: 5.0% (40 votes)
  • Between 61 and 70: 12.6% (101 votes)
  • Between 71 and 80: 24.7% (198 votes)
  • Between 81 and 90: 27.9% (224 votes)
  • Over 91: 22.3% (179 votes)

Average rating: 80.13

The poll was hosted online between April 7th and April 9th, and 1294 people responded, with 809 who purchased the console (and who were asked the rest of the questions), and 485 who didn’t.

Among those who purchased the console, 645 were male, and 164 were female, while those who didn’t were split between 410 males and 75 females.

The overall satisfaction among those who purchased the console appears to be fairly high, but the software lineup is a different story, with almost 50% of voters expressing a level of dissatisfaction, and similar percentages having purchased only one game.

It’ll be certainly interesting to see how the console will do in the future, as the software lineup expands.