During a Japanese investor Q&A this week, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa spoke about how the company plans to transition away from the Switch console in the future.
“We have already announced a portion of our software roadmap releasing up to next spring,” Furukawa said (via VGC). “Unlike the past, we continue to have a large variety of games scheduled to be released, even beyond five years of release. This is because the Nintendo Switch has had such a smooth launch, allowing us to focus all of our development resources on a single platform.”
Furukawa explained that Nintendo’s strategy is to ensure that it doesn’t lose its massive userbase–over 100 million users according to the company’s 2021 financial year report–will be to ensure that it provides services that also use Nintendo Accounts and other IP outside of gaming software. Some form of backwards compatibility was hinted at by Furukawa, as another method for retaining the Switch’s audience.
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