Famitsu Survey Reveals Nintendo Switch Owners Thoughts About The Console

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Famitsu has published a recent survey that the publication ran, which had asked readers about their experience with Nintendo Switch so far.

The weekly Japanese publication tallied answers submitted from 1,294 owners, with questions covering why they bought the console and when they purchased it, to where they are playing it most and how satisfied they are with Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2 Switch are the games that owners are most frequently playing, with most having bought either one or two games.

The survey raised their concern about the software line-up with 31.5 percent being “Somewhat Dissatisfied” which E3 2017 will hopefully address, and, in looking to the future, many are looking forward to Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Virtual Console service and support for YouTube and niconico.

Why did you decide to purchase?

  • For the games on the console – 35.7 percent (736)
  • So I can play outside – 16.9 percent (348)
  • Always buy Nintendo machines – 16.4 percent (338)
  • I like the features of the main unit/controller – 13.3 percent (274)
  • I like the design of the main unit/controller – 6.6 percent (135)
  • Because of multi-player – 5.9 percent (121)
  • Because of the selling price – 4.5 percent (93)
  • Other – 0.7 percent (15)

When and where did you purchase?

  • Reserved in-store before the release date – 39.4 percent (315)
  • Reserved online before the release date – 28.0 percent (224)
  • Purchased in-store after the release date – 16.4 percent (131)
  • Purchased online after the release date – 11.6 percent (93)
  • Queued at store front without advanced reservation – 4.6 percent (37)

Where have you played your Switch for the most time?

  • TV Mode (indoors) – 53.1 percent (426)
  • Mobile Mode (indoors) – 34.2 percent (275)
  • Table mode (indoors) – 7.5 percent (60)
  • Mobile Mode (outdoors) – 3.1 percent (25)
  • I have not played yet – 1.7 percent (14)
  • Table mode (outdoors) – 0.4 percent (3)

How satisfied are you with the hardware performance?

  • Very Satisfied – 40.8 percent (328)
  • Satisfied – 44.4 percent (357)
  • Neither – 9.7 percent (78)
  • Somewhat Dissatisfied – 4.1 percent (33)
  • Dissatisfied – 1.0 percent (8)

How satisfied are you with the Joy-Con performance?

  • Very Satisfied – 27.9 percent (224)
  • Satisfied – 41.2 percent (331)
  • Neither – 20.2 percent (162)
  • Somewhat Dissatisfied – 9.1 percent (73)
  • Dissatisfied – 1.6 percent (13)

What peripherals have you purchased?

  • Pro Controller – 35.8 percent (281)
  • Carrying Case – 19.0 percent (149)
  • Joy-Con Grip – 5.4 percent 42
  • Joy-Con (L) / (R) – 2.3 percent (18)
  • AC Adapter – 1.4 percent (11)
  • Joy-Con Strap – 0.8 percent (6)
  • Dock Set – 0.3 percent (2)
  • None – 35.1 percent (275)

How many games have you purchased?

  • One – 43.3 percent (349)
  • Two – 26.3 percent (212)
  • Three – 16.0 percent (129)
  • Four – 5.6 percent (45)
  • Five – 2.64 percent (21)
  • Six – 3.7 percent (30)
  • Not Purchased – 2.5 percent (20)

Which games do you frequently play?

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 49.5 percent (696)
  • 1-2-Switch – 13.0 percent (183)
  • Snipperclips – 9.0 percent (126)
  • Super Bomberman R – 7.0 percent (99)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II – 5.3 percent (75)
  • VOEZ – 2.8 percent (39)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris S – 2.1 percent (30)
  • Disgaea 5 – 2.0 percent (28)
  • Blaster Master Zero – 1.6 percent (23)
  • The King of Fighters ‘98 – 1.2 percent (17)
  • I Am Setsuna – 1.2 percent (17)
  • Other Software – 5.2 percent (73)

How satisfied are you with the software line-up?

  • Very Satisfied – 9.1 percent (73)
  • Satisfied – 24.0 percent (193)
  • Neither – 19.8 percent (159)
  • Somewhat Dissatisfied – 31.5 percent (253)
  • Dissatisfied – 15.5 percent (124)

What is your overall satisfaction level at the moment?

  • 10 points or less – 1.0 percent (8)
  • 11-20 – 0.5 percent (4)
  • 21-30 – 1.5 percent (12)
  • 31-40 – 0.6 percent (5)
  • 41-50 – 4.0 percent (32)
  • 51-60 – 5.0 percent (40)
  • 61-70 – 12.6 percent (101)
  • 71-80 – 24.7 percent (198)
  • 81-90 – 27.9 percent (224)
  • 91 points or more – 22.3 percent (179)

What do you want from the future of Nintendo Switch?*

  • Splatoon 2 & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Support for YouTube and niconico videos
  • Improvement of software and implementation of Virtual Console
  • To be enjoyed by adults and children
  • New ways to play
  • Live video commentary distribution
  • Improved software line-up
  • Improved functionality with mobile devices
  • A community like Miiverse
  • To be able to save data to SD Cards

* Single answers from select individuals.

[Thanks, Japanese Nintendo]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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