According to the big N’s president, the Nintendo Switch, soon becoming five years old, can be on the market for another five.
“We are not able to comment about the next game system at this time. It is now the fifth year since the launch of Nintendo Switch, and the total hardware sell-through has exceeded 90 million units. We recognize that the system is at the mid-point of its lifecycle. The launch of the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model has also contributed to continued sales momentum. We are now offering consumers three Nintendo Switch models to match their play styles and lifestyles and a wide range of software.
With this, we believe a foundation for growth has been laid that exceeds what we previously considered to be a conventional hardware lifecycle. Regarding the next game system, we are considering many different things. Still, as far as the concept and launch timing are concerned, there is nothing we can share at this time,” Nintendo’s president and representative director, Shuntaro Furukawa, said at a management Q&A.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the big N’s renowned game designer, officially Nintendo’s Representative Director, Fellow, discussed the upcoming Super Mario movie: “I have great expectations for the Super Mario CG-animated film. For decades, our approach has been to bring smiles to consumers by creating each product with great care. With visual content, we want to continue to create content that brings smiles to generations of consumers around the world. We recently announced the film release date because production is getting closer to completion. Going forward, we want to utilize other IPs as well actively.
With visual content, people can experience Nintendo IP in various places, so I think it’s good to have a lot of content that is accessible for people who do not have a dedicated game device. However, we want to continue to make each title with care, so I cannot talk about a specific number. We want to work diligently to build up a strong offering,” Miyamoto claimed.
The Super Mario movie will be in cinemas from December 21.