dark        

Nintendo says Ring Fit Adventure sales continue to soar in Asia, with massive shortages

0

'[We] would like to apologize again for this inconvenience'

So in case you missed it, Ring Fit Adventure launched last October, and it absolutely rules. I only got into it recently, but I've found it to be a perfect mix of physical activity and cute RPG fun. It's something I look forward to playing a few times a week, often times as a warm up for another activity.

Over in the west, Ring Fit Adventure is fairly easy to pick up for MSRP, but the same can't be said about most regions in Asia. Speaking on the latest policy management briefing for Nintendo's latest financial period, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa cleared the air a bit on the shortages for Ring Fit Adventure, which have been an ongoing issue.

Furukawa explains that sales for the game have continued to grow, but that it really took off in east Asia: specifically South Korea and Japan. From there it also gained traction in the European market following a Black Friday boost. Although Furukawa isn't giving exact worldwide numbers, the Japanese/North American/European sell-through is said to be in excess of 1.7 million units.

He thinks this number should be higher though, and isn't because of the aforementioned shortages (Wii Fit, anyone?). It's selling out "rapidly" in East Asia, and he apologizes again as Nintendo attempts to restock the game and its Ring Fit/leg attachment accessory. Nintendo also gives us a basic demographic breakdown, noting: "There is a higher ratio of female consumers playing Ring Fit Adventure compared to other titles, and a wide range of ages regardless of gender, as families play the title at home, giving a real feel for how our consumer base is expanding."

Well deserved!

Corporate Management Policy Briefing [Nintendo]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 
 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Ring Fit Adventure   (14)   From our database:

  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is the Switch's third-largest launch for a Mario game - Chris Moyse
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons holds fort in Nintendo-led UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons once again rules the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Hitman 3 hits its mark, debuts at No.1 in the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Nintendo continues its new year's dominance of the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons still No.1 as Nintendo take over the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Watch CAPTAIN MARVEL (well, Brie Larson) play Nintendo Switch in new TV ad - Chris Moyse
  • L.O.L. Surprise! storms the final UK Charts of the current generation - Chris Moyse
  • FIFA 21 debuts atop the UK Charts, but physical sales continue to slump - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #action #Exercise games #Nintendo Switch

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •