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Nintendo Says Switch Is In The Middle Of Its Lifespan

by Andrew Reiner on Feb 04, 2020 at 09:53 AM

During an investor discussion in Japan, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said Switch will remain the company's focus for years to come, even with new competition in the market. This news comes from a question and answer session that was translated by Video Games Chronicle (VGC).

“We believe that the Nintendo Switch business is now in its fourth year and is just in the middle of its life cycle," Furukawa said. "Rather than just the next year, I think about things in terms of what to do the following year and the year after that." He also added, "We do not believe that the business trends of other companies will have a significant impact on our business."

He's referencing Sony introducing PlayStation 5, Microsoft its new Xbox, and perhaps even other players like Google with Stadia. The Switch has been red-hot since launch, finding success as a unique hybrid that allows players to game on a TV or on the go, and with strong software coming from Nintendo's first-party efforts and impressive third-party support.