Nintendo Switch & Lite Have Similar Hardware Gross Profit Ratio
Despite the difference in sales price and the absolute amount of profit being different, Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa says that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite are not very different, in terms of hardware gross profit ratio. Furukawa also says that during this year’s holiday season and into next year and beyond, the company intend to maximize the install base of the Nintendo Switch family in all markets, by communicating the handheld aspect and appeal of Nintendo Switch Lite.
eSOL have announced that the Nintendo Switch Lite uses its PrFILE2 exFAT file system which provides file operation functions including data management, reading, and writing for the attached microSD, microSDHC, and large-capacity microSDXC memory cards at a high speed. Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch also use eSOL’s PrFILE2 FAT file system.
The Nintendo Switch Lite system has been given preliminary approval by the Guangdong Ministry of Culture for release in China. The approved SKU is for a bundle with a demo for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (which has also been approved – see this post for more) with Tencent as the distributor. Nintendo still require additional approvals before a launch can be made. Thanks to Daniel Ahmad.
High Percentage of Female Users Buying Switch Lite
Nintendo have said that they are starting to see a higher percentage of female users among new Nintendo Switch Lite purchasers compared to the status before the launch of Nintendo Switch Lite, across the world. First-time purchases constitute 57% of sales where-as 43% of buyers are purchasing the Switch Lite as a second system from the Nintendo Switch family.
Media Create numbers, as reported by Daniel Ahmad, have Nintendo Switch Lite opening with 114k in its first three days on sale in Japan with the standard SKU selling 64k last week (totalling 178k). Lifetime Switch hardware numbers for Japan are approximately 9.15m. Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock dropped -1.12% in Japan due to higher expectations from several investors.
Edit: a major discrepancy between Famitsu numbers and Media Create. Famitsu have Nintendo Switch Lite at 177,936, standard SKU at 61,786, total Switch hardware at 239,722, and lifetime Switch hardware at 9,211,681. Media Create have since revised their numbers for Nintendo Switch Lite up to 167,768 units.
The second Japanese TV commercial for Nintendo Switch Lite featuring Pokémon Sword／Shield. Check out the first commercial at this post. Pre-order the Switch Lite here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off.
ACCESS Co., Ltd. have announced that the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite console will use its NetFront Browser NX for purposes including linking with Nintendo Account, using the Nintendo eShop, and posting screenshots. This is the eighth Nintendo system to use the browser after Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS LL, Wii U , Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS LL, and Nintendo Switch.