Nintendo Switch’s life cycle will last 7 more years before its support dries up, according to sales forecast expert. It is a verdict from Media Create’s Atsushi Hosokawa who was recently interviewed by Bloomberg.
It’s an interesting prediction from Media Create which is a firm in charge of registering total sales of consoles and games in Japan. However, the firm predicts that more success is on its way for Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Despite Switch sales falling short and Nintendo revising its predicted sales from 20 Million to 17 Million, Hosokawa assured that the best is yet to come. He predicts that Switch’s sales will see significant growth in the third fiscal year starting in April 2019.
Our data does not fail. Switch will still grow in its third year, says Hosokawa.
As the report mentions, Wall Street analysts have a mix response to the above statement as some are expecting Nintendo to sell fewer Switch units next year as compared to the current. It’ll be interesting to know how things change. Looking at the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon: Let’s Go, it’s definitely shaping up to be another great year for the hybrid console.
It was reported in last December that the Switch managed to pass sales of PlayStation 4 in just two years with a total of 6,670,000 units sold. Just another indication of how well the console is doing as compared to other systems which have been in the market for a longer period of time.
This rumored seven-year span for the hybrid console sounds perfect for all the owners. It also gives others a chance to try out this new console in time. With this in mind, the rumors of a second Switch model sound so true. The rumored upgrade is expected to have better hardware. It will use Tegra 214 chip and increased ram as found in the files of 5.0 firmware update.
In another article by WSJ, it’s revealed that the possible upgrade will come with improved specs, upgraded LCD display, and new software features. It was also rumored that Nintendo will be cutting the price of its console to boost sales which can be done by selling the handheld aspect of the console only.
The console is expected to attract further attention this year as big games like Mortal Kombat 11 and Assassin’s Creed are also making its way to the platform for the first time. It will result in more people getting to try out the console and thus increase its sales.
2024 seems very far off and we have no idea how the gaming will be like then so let’s just wait and watch.