Nintendo has confirmed that Switch is “in the middle of its life cycle”.
In the final presentation of its financial results, the Japanese company revealed that the Nintendo Switch has already exceeded hundreds of millions of units sold worldwide, leaving behind the popular Wii. Given that over the past twelve months the pace of sales has slowed down a bit, mainly due to electronic component issues that have plagued the industry, Chairman Shuntaro Furukawa doesn’t seem concerned about this trend.
Of course, Furukawa shout that the hybrid console alone is “in the middle of its life cycle” and that “it’s a good time to enter this year in its seventh year on the market”.
Previous Nintendo consoles, including the Wii or its successor, the Wii U, hit sales later. Switch, which has already passed the millions, did it much faster.
Furukawa’s optimism is further supported by the forecasts for this year. Nintendo has just released Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which is currently on sale, and has titles on the horizon such as the new Kirby, the sequel to Breath of the Wild, or Splatoon 3, which should arrive until 2022.