Nintendo To Support Nintendo Switch Longer Than Its Traditional Console Life Cycle

There is no doubt that Nintendo Switch has performed way better than it was expected it to be and Nintendo plans to support the hybrid console for as long as possible and way past the Nintendo’s traditional 5-6 year console cycle.

This is according to President of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima, who told Nikkei that Nintendo plans to support Nintendo Switch way past its traditional 5-6 years console cycle. While this is great but, we might not see any new Nintendo console for a while, however, Nintendo might slightly improve the hybrid console down the line like the Nintendo 3DS XL.

However, it hasn’t been a year since the hybrid console launched so it is too early to speculate for how long Nintendo intends to support Nintendo Switch. But, the way more and more third-party games are rolling in for Switch, we have a hunch that this hybrid console will be around for a while.

In related news, Town Of Light has been confirmed for Switch, however, no release window has been announced for the game to launch for the hybrid console. Town Of Light is a game that takes up the subject of mental health issues and gamers have also shown support for the game on other platforms too.

Furthermore, Switch has already surpassed Wii U’s lifetime sales with 14.86 Million units sold and Nintendo expects the console to ship 18 million units by March 2018.

This forecast with Nintendo’s previous forecast and Nintendo expects the console to sell around 37 Million Units by April 2019.

According to Kimishima, the company expects to move 20 million until in 2018 which added to the current sales figure will bring the Nintendo Switch sales close to 37 million units.

What do you think of Nintendo supporting Switch for a long period of time? How long do you think Nintendo will be able to support the hybrid console? Let us know in the comments.

Source: WCCFTech

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