Nintendo is doubling down on Switch production despite calls for new hardware
Staff, 2023-01-20 02:00:57,
It has been six years since the initial release of the Nintendo Switch, and it has been a highly profitable adventure. The console has been consistently breaking sales projections and shows no signs of stopping: it was the best-selling console of 2022 in the United States as well as the United Kingdom despite the rampant component shortage.
What is even more impressive is that all of this took place in a year when overall console sales across all companies were declining. Nintendo accomplished this feat despite their projected lower sales forecast for 2022. This is why their decision to double down on Nintendo Switch production instead of focusing on a next-gen console is not very surprising in the long run.
This decision could also be due to the fact that their previous Wii console’s successor, the Wii U did not perform up to standards. It stands to reason that Nintendo would be a little wary about putting its efforts into a successor at a time when the Switch is consistently outperforming its projections.
After hitting 114 million units sold towards the end of last year, Nintendo now plans to add another 21 million to the tally as…
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