Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has reiterated to investors that he expects the company’s best-selling Nintendo Switch system to have a longer life cycle than previous video game systems from the company. As with previous devices Nintendo has many ways to flesh it out. With two Switch systems currently available and a rumoured improved model coming in the future it seems feasible.
The Nintendo Switch will soon have been on sale for three years. We feel it is a different kind of console than the ones we have previously released. In addition to the flagship Switch model, we also released the Nintendo Switch Lite which can only be played as a handheld. This allows the user to choose a console to fit their lifestyle.
We are also looking into the current market and feel there are many different ways to think about future console development. On the other hand, software is also very important. So in the short term, while the Nintendo Switch install base continues to expand, we must place a lot of focus on that. By placing our main focus on the Nintendo Switch, we feel we can have a very different (longer) hardware life cycle than previous Nintendo consoles.