Bloomberg has recently chatted with Toan Tran of investment manager, 10 West Advisors to discuss the Nintendo Switch system and its future. Mr. Tran believes that Nintendo should follow Apple’s iPhone model to some degree with the Switch system. Updating the base hardware every few years with new and more powerful hardware while retaining current customers with full Switch system backwards compatibility. This is how he believes it should work.
However, this model would break Nintendo’s long-term thinking in that each full hardware transition should offer consumers something new and innovative using new technology at their disposal rather than relying on major CPU and GPU power boosts like Sony and Microsoft. But it would put investors minds at ease that the next system wouldn’t turn out to be a commercial failure like the Wii U.