The Switch Lite is a hit, even with those already equipped with the original console. This is what can be learned from a question and answer session which was led by Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo.
Released on September 20, the Switch Lite is not just a compact and 100% portable console. It is also a great call to the feet for more casual players, and especially those who do not conceive of playing Pokémon on something other than a portable console.
From the release of the Switch Lite to the start of the Christmas holidays, Nintendo claims that around 43% of new buyers already own a Nintendo Switch. A figure that has since dropped to 30%, but which reveals the power of attraction enjoyed by the more compact and colorful (and cheaper) model of its console.
According to the Japanese giant, the Switch Lite is thus particularly appreciated by the female audience, and by historical Pokémon players. Available since last November, Pokémon Sword & Shield are indeed the first games in the license to be available on a home console. But a large number of players seem to prefer not to deny the original recipe for a Pokémon to take everywhere with you.
At the last count of last week, we learned that Nintendo had already sold Switch four times more than Wii U. Will the hybrid console manage to exceed the 102 million Wii sold by the end of its life cycle? The Big N certainly looks set to make a mark with its hybrid console.