Nintendo plans to support Switch for 7 to 10 years

05 February, 2018, 06:33 | Author: Lynette Payne
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The Nintendo Switch console launched on March 3, 2017. The console is making record sales and is offering its consumers the chance to not only play video games on TV but also carry it with them.

As The Verge pointed out, hardware sales have been fueled by a fantastic year for games, too, thanks to hits like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "Super Mario Odyssey", loved by critics and customers alike.

Should Switch sales notch 20 million during the next fiscal year, the device will have surpassed lifetime sales of both the Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo 64 in just two years.

What we're getting at here is that Nintendo is doing quite well. That's an improvement over the Wii U versions; those failed to run at 60 fps, despite fan expectations.

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has reported its most profitable quarter since 2009, largely thanks to the success of its 10-month-old Switch console.

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"From February onward we will be releasing a wide variety of new software titles one after the next", Kimishima said.

Nintendo officially unveiled the Switch, previously codenamed "NX", back in January of 2016.

Nintendo Switch Online is one of the most anticipated additions to the Nintendo Switch in 2018, alongside new games such Kirby Star Allies and the port of Bayonetta 2.

It sounds like Nintendo wants to keep selling the consoles, but that most of its manpower is going to be redirected towards the newer, more powerful handheld system. Once it is activated, subscribers will be able to access online multiplayer modes, the voice chat app and online lobby, free downloads of games each month, and exclusive deals from Nintendo. "This game helps to maximize the number of people who have access to Nintendo [intellectual properties] by providing a Mario game that a wide variety of users around the world can enjoy", Kimishima said.

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