Noone can deny that Nintendo Switch is rocking the market right now, gaining more and more fans each day. Nintendo is committed to bringing the console into all households and, why not, in everyone’s hands. Furthermore, the company intends to support the Switch long-term, past after its 5 to 6 years life cycle.
During the firm’s latest investor call, Shigeru Miyamoto talked about Nintendo Switch’s future and their intention to support it as far as everyone calls it a must-owned gadget. He stated:
“Our ultimate ambition is for a Nintendo Switch to be owned not just by every family, but by every single person. The biggest attraction of Nintendo Switch is that the console can be carried around and used easily for competitive gameplay via local wireless connection. If consumers come to take it for granted that everybody has a Nintendo Switch, then we can create new and very Nintendo genres of play, and Nintendo Switch can have a life apart from smart devices and other video game systems. Expanding the Nintendo Switch world this way is a means of eliminating risk.”
What Nintendo practically wants is to make Nintendo Switch a gadget that goes past a regular handheld console and is committed to making it so. The company believes that the Switch has features that are not available on any other hardware to date and hope to prolong its 5 to 6 life-cycle.
“Nintendo also has a system in place whereby the software developers focus on these hardware features in their development efforts for the continuation of the Nintendo Switch business. Up until now, the hardware lifecycle has trended at around five or six years, but it would be very interesting if we could prolong that life cycle, and I think you should be looking forward to that.”
In addition, Nintendo director Shinya Takahashi revealed that the company’s developers “understand how important it is this year to create both products that are fun to more people and products that even game fans will find compelling to play”. For all those that were wondering how the console will hold up without console sellers like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo is already working on new projects to keep it going, let alone all the other third-party huge releases.
Nintendo Switch has no competition right now when it comes to hybrid consoles and truth is, that there is no handheld competitor either. With the awaited Nintendo Switch online service coming in September and all the new ports and releases, it’s clear that the console is here to stay for many more years.