Switch successor a “major concern” for Nintendo, says president

It’s been more than five years since the release of the Nintendo Switch. Since then, Nintendo’s current-generation console has amassed an extensive library of titles and has become the company’s best-selling console of all time with over 103.54 million units sold worldwide. to last year.

If you’re wondering what Nintendo has in mind for the Switch’s ultimate successor, you’re not alone – as Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa himself expressed that the transition to a new hardware platform is a “controversy.” great interest” to the company.

Speaking during this week’s Japanese investor Q&A meeting, as translated by VGC, Furukawa said that the company wants to make the transition to a potential new dashboard as smooth as possible for more than 100 million users of its Switch.

“To help mitigate this risk, we are focusing on building long-term relationships with our customers,” Furukawa said during the meeting, according to a translation by VGC. “While we will continue to roll out new software on Nintendo Switch, we will also provide services that also use Nintendo Accounts and other IPs outside of the gaming software. We intend that this will help build a lasting impact with our customers. ”

In a 2021 investor Q&A, Furukawa stated that the Nintendo Switch is currently in the “middle stage” of its lifecycle and that Nintendo’s next hardware platform of any kind, it will likely incorporate the same integrated hardware-software approach as seen in the Nintendo Switch.

https://www.polygon.com/23066923/nintendo-switch-next-console-furukawa Switch successor a “major concern” for Nintendo, says president

Zack Zwiezen

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