During their Financial Earnings report last month, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa hinted towards future downloadable content for the Switch’s largest selling games, including Breath of the Wild. He said:
“We need continuous growth. We must keep releasing new software. That includes DLCs and other contents for big titles that are already out.”
Only three titles have surpassed 10 million sales for Nintendo’s latest console: Breath of the Wild, for which the second DLC pack was released in December last year (Nintendo never confirmed they had stopped working on it however), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which recently received Labo compatibility, and Super Mario Odyssey, which continues to receive drip-fed content, but has yet to feature any paid DLC. The next best selling title is Splatoon 2, which received the Octo Expansion content in Spring and expects further content in December.
During the meeting, Furukawa also reported on some of the following:
- The Splatoon 2 World Championships, and the ongoing Smash Bros. Ultimate exhibitions are just examples of the non-online events the company are hoping to hold in the future.
- Switch sales jumped after E3.
- Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Splatoon 2 are all described as “evergreen” titles — their sales continue to grow with sustained growth.
- Over half of those who purchased Nintendo Switch Online purchased an annual pass.
- Over half of Switch consoles have downloaded Fortnite since its release on the platform in June.
- Dragalia Lost, Nintendo’s new mobile IP, received over 1 million pre-registrations, and currently holds a 4.8 star rating on the US App Store.
- Other mobile apps, including Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, continue to see increasing downloads.
What do you think this quote could mean for Breath of the Wild? Would you like to see some more content for the game? What about other Switch titles? Let us know in the comments below!