Nintendo is "Not Relaxing" Despite the Overwhelming Success of the Switch

Nintendo - Shuntaro Furukawa
The president of the company said that he did not want to wait for the decline in popularity of the Switch.

Nintendo is not yet ready to announce the development of a new console - after the failure of the Wii U, Nintendo burst into the market with the Switch platform, which showed impressive sales figures, becoming the company's most popular product. Despite this success, Shuntaro Furukawa, director of Nintendo, is not looking forward to seeing the console decline in popularity.

In his last interview, he stated that after the Nintendo consoles reach their "peak" - after that there is a sharp decline, which is undesirable for the company. Switch came out four years ago, which means it is now in the middle of its journey, continuing to be relevant. Sales of the console are still strong, but Furukawa said, "Our employees don't think this will continue." This means that Nintendo should be prepared to respond to the conditions of today's market, in which consoles are evolving fast enough.

Earlier it became known that the company is not ready to release a new console, as the Switch's potential is still there and remains relevant. Nintendo is currently working on technical improvements to its console, such as the ability to deliver 4K graphics and OLED screens. On top of that, the Switch will also need some impressive games to keep players interested, but it remains to be seen what spectacular we'll see this year.

Either way, we'll be looking forward to news from Nintendo, as their future is pretty dim. It will be difficult for the company to step away from the success of the Switch and go back to more traditional consoles, but Nintendo is always good at its innovations.

Authored by: tentacl
Published on: 10 March, 2021
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