Nintendo says many Switch owners double-dipped for the OLED, kids to seniors are playing
Did you pick one up?
As part of their Q3 Fiscal Year report, Nintendo shared some insight into sales of the Switch in general. When it came to the Switch OLED in particular, Nintendo shared that not only are new customers picking up the OLED, but current Switch owners jumped in as well.
The diversification of motives for purchase by consumers underpinned sales of all three models in the Nintendo Switch family of systems. In addition to first-time purchases, we are seeing many consumers choose Nintendo Switch – OLED Model as a replacement or as an additional purchase.
Along with that, Nintendo shared that they continue to see a very wide range of ages enjoying Switch and its games.
…As the hardware install base grows, many people continue to play Nintendo Switch in a variety of ways. Moreover, people across a wide range of ages from children to seniors are playing Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch is in an environment where titles are available to a wider audience than ever before, and multiple new titles released in this period saw significant growth in unit sales.
Unsurprising people double-dipped. Same thing happened with the DS and 3DS. I got an OLED and game my original Switch to my sister.
The DS and the 3DS were two completely different systems, a generation apart. It's more like owning a 3DS and a 3DS XL.
I only bought an OLED because my Launch Switch stopped charging, even after replacing the battery.
Im pretty sure they meant that the same thing happened to both the DS and 3DS, with the DS lite / DS i and then 3DS XL / new 3DS.
It was peak Switch Pro rumor time, and I was waiting to buy something! Yes the OLED was disappointing, but also if you had a 4/5yr old launch Switch, it was still a nice upgrade as you got a longer lasting battery and bigger/better screen.
I meant people double dipped with multiple DS systems and double dipped with multiple 3DS systems.
I would have too if transferring the (save) data from one system to another wasn't such a bother.
Same here. My wife and I would each have our own Switch if transferring her account wouldn't ruin our Animal Crossing island. But because Nintendo got really specific and nitpicky with save data on particular games, it makes owning and enjoying multiple Switches a nuisance.