To say that the Nintendo Switch is riding high right now would be quite frankly an understatement. Mainly because the system has recently been revealed to be about 93 million strong in its unit sales, its software sales are through the roof with 1st and 3rd party titles, and more. But, with March less than 5 months away, and the arrival of its 6th year of life looming, one must wonder what Nintendo is planning to do to keep its system relevant. Well, during that financial briefing, Shuntaro Furukawa had a lot to say on the matter.
Shuntaro Furukawa is of course the President of Nintendo, and he outlined multiple things that would help the Nintendo Switch be all that it could be going into 2022:
While paying attention to these kinds of sales and gameplay indicators, we are striving to maintain and increase engagement with Nintendo Switch. With the Nintendo Switch lineup and its new addition, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, we will aim for a sixth year of growth, something never before experienced with our dedicated video game platform business.
He also emphasized the great number of titles coming out for the Switch next year:
A string of titles is set for release. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will be released later this month, with Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain arriving next month. Early next year, Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Kirby and the Forgotten Land will be released, with Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3 and the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also set for release during 2022.
He also praised the incredible amount of 3rd party titles that aren’t just coming to the Switch, but have done well on the Switch as well. And there are some big 3rd party titles coming out next year like the previously mentioned Bayonetta 3, as well as Triangle Strategy by Square Enix and other surprises no doubt.
So all in all, you can see why the President of Nintendo is confident in what is coming for his console.