The Nintendo Switch will soon be five years old, but the Japanese company insists the hybrid console is not over yet.
In May 2020, when the Switch was just over three years old, Nintendo announced for the first time that the console was in the middle of its life cycle. This was a statement that Nintendo repeated several months ago. As the Switch console approaches 5 years of age, Nintendo has repeated this.
Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa told shareholders at a recent meeting that the switch was still in the middle of its life cycle and that it was still selling well. Furukawa added that the company expects Nintendo Switch to maintain this approach more than previous Nintendo consoles, which is something the company has emphasized on several occasions.
“The switch is in the middle of its life cycle and its sales speed is good this year,” Furukawa said. “Switch is ready to break the pattern of our past consoles, which saw sales decline in their sixth year on the market, and grow further.”
As of Jan. 10, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 103.54 million units worldwide, making it Nintendo’s best-selling console to date. If this kind of sales momentum is maintained over the next few years, it will be interesting to see exactly where this sales volume ends up. Of course, having a lot of high quality games and launching more games in the future will definitely help increase the sales of this console.
According to several news outlets, the successor to the Nintendo Switch is under construction, although Ampere analyst Pierre Harding Rolls believes that the next Nintendo console will not be available until 2024. Nintendo has also recently updated its sales figures for Nintendo Switch games, according to which, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still at the top of the table with 43.35 million copies sold Animal Crossing: New Horizons game with 37.62 million copies sold and Game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate came in second and third with 27.40 million copies sold.