Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has a dilemma on his hands about how the company will bring across the majority of users from its ultra-popular Nintendo Switch family of systems to future Nintendo consoles. It is clearly something that the company will have to think hard about as planning continues on whatever system the Kyoto-based company is producing next for gaming fans. We learnt today that Nintendo has now shifted over 100 million Switch consoles worldwide since its launch in March 2017, and is by Furukawa’s reckoning, about halfway through the systems lifecycle. Here’s what Mr. Furukawa said translated by David Gibson:
Q: How think about the 98m versus next console?
A: Into 6th year of Switch and we are maintaining momentum, we are looking at how to expand and grow this 100m users, leading into next gen device (sounds like next device will be backward compatible!)