When describing the performance from the Nintendo Switch in the near-four year existence, astronomical seems to be fitting perfectly for the hybrid handheld console. While its predecessor, the Nintendo Wii U faulted heavily in the past, the newest Nintendo console turns out to be flying beyond the competition. Previously already, it outsold beyond the lifetime sales of Microsoft's Xbox One in a third of the time just last December.
And regardless of the recent influx of discussion all around the next-generation consoles – namely PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X|S – Nintendo Switch still proves to be a heavy hitter regardless. While demand is high for the newest consoles available on the market, production for Nintendo Switch remains stable enough to outsell earlier this holiday against the newest machines and its formers too.
Even now in an in history high with roughly 80 million units purchased, Nintendo Switch only sits in the halfway mark of their life cycle. But despite the mid life portion of Nintendo Switch arriving, Nintendo intends to issue more additions for this in the years to come. While rudimentary to suspect, Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa verifies this inside a interview with Nikkei that Nintendo Everything translated recently.
So should you desired to, you could take steps to increase the hardware's life cycle?
Right. I usually state that the Switch is about the middle [stage] of their life-cycle. We're able to offer a wide variety of different games since the Switch is both a house and portable console, there is however a lot more that may be completed in in the future.
In retrospect to previous Nintendo platforms the Japanese company shipped previously, Furukawa emphasizes around the priority of its consumers as hardware advances. “As the Switch enters its fifth year available on the market, our points of interest is ensuring it has a long life cycle. It is important for us that customers still love playing their Switch.
“This includes Switch owners who bought the console at launch throughout to those who bought along with recent releases like Animal Crossing. It's about providing new gameplay experiences for those Switch owners. We have to remember that the console base will continue to expand, along with the kinds of games which have recently been released for that system.”
Although the Nintendo Switch presents to become performing swimmingly, Nintendo is not looking to ship new anytime soon. Despite the recent surveys that Bloomberg issued previously on the claimed 4K SKU, Nintendo issued recently that there are no plans to pursue this type of machine in the near future. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for which the Nintendo Switch has to bring later on?