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Nintendo Switch Is At The “Mid-Point” of Its Cycle, According To Company President

The Nintendo Switch is a console on many people’s minds right now. Not the least of which is its continued success in the sales department despite it being around for years now. Also, 2022 is looking to be quite the roster of titles for the system that could rival its legendary 2017 year. But, naturally, there are those who look at the Nintendo Switch and think, “What’s Coming After It?”

At the financial briefing for the latest quarter results, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa talked about the Nintendo Switch and where everything is with it, including where it is in its lifecycle, and what they’re aiming to do with its successor:

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 Nintendo Switch – OLED Model has also been contributing to continued sales momentum and we are now offering consumers three Nintendo Switch models to match their play styles and lifestyles, as well as 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.

With regards to the next game system, we are considering many different things, but as far as the concept and launch timing are concerned, there is nothing we can share at this time.

So Nintendo is keeping things close to their vest, but also admitting that the Switch has a long way to go before it’s “irrelevant”.