The aptly named Doug Bowser believes that the life of the Switch is not quite at its end.
The Nintendo Switch has been on the market for more than six years, and by the time its successor is released, it could be more than seven, outstripping the lifespan of its predecessors. Despite it, Nintendo’s US president Doug Bowser says there is still a raison d’être for the Switch before its successor is released. He talked about it to the AP (Associated Press) before the opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 17.
In the interview, Bowser said that games had become a prominent entertainment form during the pandemic, and the gaming industry has experienced valuable growth over the past few years. He also talked about Nintendo’s future attractions (the theme park expansion comes to mind here), but AP finally got to the topic relevant to us: the successor to the Nintendo Switch. Of course, Bowser didn’t give a specific answer, but he was very complimentary about the Switch’s age and performance.
“As we enter the seventh year of the Nintendo Switch, sales are still strong. I think we still have a very, very strong lineup coming. As Mr. Furukawa said recently, we’re entering uncharted territory with the platform. It’s exciting to see that demand is still there. So nothing to announce on any future console or device, but we are still bullish about Nintendo Switch. I should be careful about what I want to see [in a new Switch]. But what I can share is that one of the reasons that even going into year seven, we feel very confident that the Switch can have a strong performance over the next few years is that it is still a unique device that you can play in a variety of ways, at home, on the go,” Bowser said.
Metroid Prime 4, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are four games that could still be big pushes for the Switch, though the new Zelda will be the first $70 title. The big N says it’s right to be that much…
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