Famed video game industry analyst Michael Pachter is at it again and this time he is of the opinion that Nintendo should ditch the current Nintendo Switch system and only sell the Switch Lite system. His bizarre conclusion for this comes down to the fact that he doesn’t believe consumers actually “switch” the console from the TV to handheld and just play the device one way. He suggests that Nintendo should offer a Fire Stick style dongle for the Switch Lite for those who do want to play it on the TV.
“I don’t really understand the whole hybrid concept. I think that was something Iwata did to differentiate the Switch, and he wanted to have a console that could go back and forth from console to portable. But I don’t think most people play it in both modes, I would say that maybe 20% of Switch owners play both modes; and I think most Switch owners play it handheld only. So I honestly don’t understand the whole point of the hybrid. Who cares? Play it as a handheld.”
“And Nintendo isn’t that smart, so you never know what they will do next, but I think the smart thing would be to get rid of the Switch console and only have the Switch Lite, get rid of the docking station, get rid of playing on the TV; maybe offer a Fire Stick style dongle for those who do want to play it on the TV. But I just think that a portable-only Switch makes the most sense, it’s the cheapest to make, and they could make the screen nicer and the build quality better.”
“I am not sure what we will see from them next generation, if there will be upgrade to processing power. They should at least put some flash memory in it so you can download some games and not have to screw around with cartridges.”