In the latest financial results briefing, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima shared some interesting stats comparing regional sales for Kirby: Star Allies and Bayonetta 2 on the Switch.
Here’s the statement from President Tatsumi:
We began releasing Nintendo titles non-stop with the launch of Nintendo Switch, and kept the new-release buzz alive through the end of the year. We are continuing to release new titles since the start of this new year as well. And we are selling more titles across a broad array of genres, from those with widely accessible characters and settings like the Kirby series, to those like Bayonetta that are well regarded by game fans, all of which gives us a real sense that our consumer base is growing.
This graph shows the total sell-through of Kirby Star Allies immediately after its March release, compared to the sell-through for the same period of time for other titles in the Kirby series. This is one Nintendo Switch title that had more momentum from the start than other past titles.
This graph shows the total sell-through of Bayonetta 2 immediately after its February release for Nintendo Switch, compared to the sell-through for the same period of time following its 2014 release for Wii U. The Nintendo Switch version of this title quickly surged past the original Wii U version.
Kirby: Star Allies and Bayonetta 2 are available on the Nintendo Switch.