Nintendo’s new console could be released sooner than you think
The next Nintendo console could be released sooner than you think. In March, the Nintendo Switch will be five years old. Since then, Nintendo has built on the platform with the Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED of 2021. Meanwhile, this trio of consoles has been bolstered by likes of Nintendo Switch Online. And unlike Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U, the Nintendo Switch was a hit. In fact, it’s already one of the best-selling video game consoles of all time and has a lifespan of only five years. With the way the console sells and with its incredible software connection rate, you wouldn’t want to blame Nintendo if it treats the Switch for as long as possible, but an industry analyst believes it will avoid that temptation.
Ampere analyst Piers Harding-Rolls has publicly stated that he believes the next Nintendo console will arrive around the end of 2024. What that console will be like is the best idea, but it’s very soon. considering how the Switch sells, but standard when you compare it to the lifespan of previous game consoles. That said, because the next console is so close, Harding-Rolls believes there won’t be a âNintendo Switch Pro,â as rumors have suggested.
âI currently expect the year-over-year console market performance to be fairly stable in 2022 as Switch sales decline and we come out of what has been an incredible two years for games. on console, âsaid Harding-Rolls. Even so, the Nintendo Switch family of devices will once again be the top-selling console in 2022 with around 21 million in consumer sales, aided by the release of Switch OLED. I don’t expect a Switch Pro in 2022. . We have a next-gen Nintendo console in our forecast for the end of 2024, so I’m not at all convinced that a “Pro” model is going to appear. “
For now, it remains to be seen if all of this will happen. There have been scuttlebuts about the next Nintendo console, but not a lot of scuttlebuts, suggesting it’s not on the horizon, at least not yet.
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