Nintendo says the Switch is in the middle of its life cycle

Nintendo released its quarterly results today and some year-over-year numbers for its Switch and first-party software, revealing in the process that it believes the console is in the middle of its life cycle.

Yesterday, both EA and Sony released their quarterly financial results, so it’s no surprise that Nintendo is here today. Surprisingly for some, however, we’re probably five years away from a new Nintendo console.

“The Switch is in the middle of its life cycle, and the momentum is good this year,” Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said in the results, which reportedly Bloomberg. “The Switch is poised to break out of the pattern we’ve seen in the past sixth year of consoles’ waning momentum and further growth.”

Furukawa is alluding to extremely strong first-party software sales and the Switch’s steady year-over-year growth. After all, it was the best-selling console in the US last year. Of course, 2021 is an unusual year for consoles. It’s the first full year for Sony and Microsoft’s new generation of consoles — the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S — as both companies struggle to keep up with demand for them amid persistent chip shortages.

If it weren’t for the chip shortage, they’d probably outsell the Switch in 2021. At the very least, Switch will likely continue to grow due to chip shortages. While Nintendo is also struggling with this, finding a Switch is currently much easier than finding a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, and perhaps consumers switching to Switch due to the pandemic may want to get into gaming. Of course, that’s speculation, because we’ll never know what 2021 will look like without a chip shortage.

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[Source: Bloomberg]


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