Nintendo’s president Tatsumi Kimishima recently took part in an interview with Japanese financial paper Nikkei where he stated that Nintendo wants to continue selling the Nintendo Switch for more than five to six years. Typically, Nintendo consoles don’t see a lifespan exceeding six years. Some examples include the GameCube (2001 – 2006), Wii (2006 – 2012), and Wii U (2012 – 2017).
It’ll be interesting to see just how Nintendo will continue to breathe new life into the console/handheld hybrid. With the likes of new ventures like Labo, extremely strong and continuous Indie support and the promise of great first party games like Pokemon in the near future, we shouldn’t have anything to worry about.