Nintendo on Switch’s life-cycle, focusing development on a single platform
This information comes from Nintendo’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing for the fiscal year ending March 2021…
Shuntaro Furukawa (Representative Director and President): Cumulative sales of Nintendo Switch have surpassed 60 million units, thus establishing a business foundation for the future. At the same time, Nintendo Switch is just now entering the middle of its lifecycle, so we think this foundation will support growth that goes beyond what was achievable within the lifecycle of past hardware platforms.
Also, unlike past hardware platforms, there are two versions of Nintendo Switch, allowing consumers to choose between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, depending on which one best suits their lifestyle. And for Nintendo, being able to focus our software development resources on a single platform has the advantage of creating an environment that lets us create even more unique entertainment than past platforms. These are a few reasons why we want to further extend the platform’s lifecycle.