It looks like the Big ‘N’ isn’t afraid of next-gen competition. Despite Nintendo claiming that it won’t release a new Switch Pro or any similar device this year, Sony and Microsoft plan to release the PS5 and Xbox Series X during Holiday 2020. Nevertheless, this doesn’t faze the red brand in that the company is more focused on keeping up the Switch and Switch Lite’s “momentum.”
According to company president Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo isn’t worried about next-gen consoles hitting the market like the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The above information comes from publication site videogameschronicle.com.
Citing Furukawa speaking in a newly-published Q&A, the website relays the company president telling investors there will be “little audience crossover” between Switch and next-gen consoles.
Although Furukawa believes next-gen consoles will shake up or change the environment for Sony and Microsoft, the new systems won’t do much when it comes to stealing Nintendo’s consumers:
“I think there will certainly be a change in the environment as new products of our competitors appear, we do not believe that the business trends of other companies will have a significant impact on our business.”
Furukawa elaborates that new competition doesn’t concern the Big ‘N’ due to the red brand focusing on maintaining the momentum of the Switch:
“The most important thing [for us] is whether we can maintain the momentum of Nintendo Switch.”
And how exactly will Nintendo keep momentum behind the nifty device? Through software and new titles operating on the company’s past strategies:
“In addition to continuously introducing new software, we believe that it will be very important to continue our efforts to sell titles that we have released so far.”
In other words, Nintendo will continue its efforts to sell titles that it has released so far to bolster the Switch and Switch Lite to keep gamers and fans alike coming back for more even when the PS5 and Xbox Series X launches Q4 this year.