The hardware of the Nintendo Switch is beginning to fail as it enters its seventh year on the market. Despite worries over the console’s future, Nintendo is adamant that the Switch isn’t dead and won’t be disappearing any time soon.
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa indicated there are still plans to support and fully create games for the Nintendo Switch during the Q&A segment of its most recent earnings call. This is despite a system implemented in March 2017 seeing decreased sales.
In response to the notion that the Nintendo Switch is no longer relevant, Furukawa remarked, “Under current circumstances, it is difficult to conceive that hardware sales will continue to rise at the same pace they have to date.” But games are being created for the Nintendo Switch, and more games will be suggested.
“We believe there is still room for growth in sales because we see a demand for the hardware from both new and multiple systems. By launching new games and working harder to make old ones more appealing, we hope to maintain a high level of engagement with the hardware and spur fresh demand.
What Has the Nintendo Switch got in Store?
According to VGChartz, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 120M units globally. It surpasses the 101.6M units sold by the Nintendo Wii to become the company’s best-selling console.
Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Pikmin 4 are scheduled to release in 2023. Apart from that, Metroid Prime 4 is still being worked on. There are rumors of a new 3D Mario game being created, though this has yet to be proven.
What “new games” do you suppose Nintendo has in the Store for the Switch?