200 Million Nintendo Account Holders
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa revealed earlier today that there are now more than 200 million Nintendo Accounts worldwide.
The number of Nintendo Accounts has been growing steadily since the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017 but saw a dramatic increase since Mario Kart Tour arrived a year ago, and now stand at over 200 million across 164 countries around the world. The next Nintendo gaming system will utilise the Nintendo Account program and will also continue to integrate both hardware and software. A date of 20XX was given to the next system.
Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions continue to rise and now include over 26 million paid members, with a sizeable increase coming after the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this year. More Nintendo Switch Online games were announced earlier today for release next week, and Super Mario Bros. 35 will arrive on the service to paid members in a little over two weeks time, allowing players to play competitive Super Mario Bros.
The increase in Digital Sales continue to impress with the percentage of downloadable versions of titles above 50% at the end of June, which Nintendo largely attributed towards the coronavirus pandemic, and they don’t expect this to continue at this level. Nintendo also specify that converting their business to be 100% digital is not their ultimate goal, citing Ring Fit Adventure as one of the reasons why this will not be the case.
Another milestone achieved is with Mobile Expansion with Nintendo achieving a combined total of 650 million unique downloads since 2016 until the end of August 2020, of their mobile game software. This number excludes users re-downloading games, and also excludes all Pokémon apps, including Pokémon GO, as well as the Nintendo Switch Online app, the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, and the Japanese-only My Nintendo app.