Is 2019 Going To Be The Year Of The Nintendo Switch?

Several analysts believe that this year, the Nintendo Switch will be the best-selling console, and it will also get new models!

Gamesindustry asked multiple analysts – Piers Harding-Rolls, Dr Serkan Toto, Michael Pachter, and NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella all believe that the Switch is in a winning position for 2019.

Harding-Rolls (IHS Markit) said the following: „[The Nintendo] Switch would be the best selling console in 2019 as PS4 and Xbox One shift into the late stage phase of their sales lifecycles. We may get more details on how Nintendo aims to plug the gap in its portfolio left by the declining 3DS platform. One option is to do nothing and stick with the current Switch strategy. That simplifies the platform strategy but may not be the most commercially efficient.”

Piscatella added: „In console hardware, Switch grows, [and] leads [the] market. I have Switch achieving more than 35 share of hardware unit sales in the US in 2019, with Pokémon and continued strength of Nintendo’s evergreen franchises driving the performance.”

Toto, whose predictions are usually spot on, believes that the Nintendo Switch will get a Pro and a Lite model in 2019. (And we have heard in 2018 that a stronger Switch is likely on the cards – hmm.)

So while Sony and Microsoft begin to put more emphasis on next-gen games and the consoles, the Switch could reap the rewards for this year. This scenario seems plausible.

Source: WCCFTech

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