There doesn’t seem to be any plans to ‘switch’ tactics any time soon at Nintendo HQ, with Shuntaro Furukawa, the company’s president, saying that the Nintendo Switch is still the company’s main focus for 2024.
So, it’s still full steam ahead for Nintendo’s hybrid hero.
And it’s not hard to see why – the Nintendo Switch is so close to becoming the best selling console of all time. We’ve been watching with interest to see whether the Switch will topple the PS2 from the top spot, and at 139.6 million sales vs the PS2’s 155 million, it’s not far off.
One final push could take them to the top, and that’s an accolade that Nintendo will be keen to achieve especially since the Nintendo DS got so very close to achieving the goal. Nintendo would have the top four spots in the charts too, which would make them the most dominant force in the gaming world.
Bloomberg reported Nintendo’s continued push with the Switch and also the fact that Shuntaro Furukawa didn’t mention anything about the Nintendo Switch 2, which isn’t a surprise as the console hasn’t been announced yet.
Still, the fact remains that most of the internet are convinced that Nintendo will be announcing the new Switch console this year, at a Nintendo Direct that is heavily rumoured to be happening this week.
While this might seem contradictory, there could be method to the madness.
Our Thoughts On Nintendo’s Plans
Just because a new Switch is out doesn’t mean that people won’t buy the old one anymore. In fact, with a new Switch on the cards, the Nintendo Switch Lite might go down in price substantially, making it a more affordable option for people who just want to play in handheld mode.
And if new games come out for both consoles with the option of getting new titles at a cheaper price for an older console… you can see where I’m going with this. Nintendo might be able to build their sales for the new console while getting over the 155 million mark with the Switch at the same time.
But, if their plan is to push forward with the Switch through 2024, then does that mean that we won’t see the new console until the end of the year, or possibly 2025.
There’s so much speculation going on; we need this Nintendo Direct and some answers before we all explode with excitement!
Will the Switch succeed in taking the top spot as the best selling console of all time? Keep an eye on that list, folks, because it could happen sooner than you think!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.