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Nintendo says the transition to its next console wants to be ‘as smooth as possible’

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However, the question of whether we will be able to just as smoothly transition from the Nintendo Switch to the next generation of hardware is a major concern for us. Based on our experiences with the Wii, Nintendo DS, and other hardware, it is very clear that one of the major obstacles is how to easily transition from one hardware to the next.

“To help alleviate this risk, we’re focusing on building long-term relationships with our customers. While we will continue launching new software on the Nintendo Switch, we will also provide services that also use Nintendo Accounts and other IP outside of gaming software. We intend for this to help build a lasting impact with our customers.”

Furukawa previously appeared to hint that some form of backwards compatibility could be utilisedfor its next game console, in order to “maintain and expand” Switch’s audience of 100 million-plus users.

I think the difference between Switch and Wii/DS is that the latter had far less engaged audiences compared to the Switch, which had a vibrant and active, healthy install base even five years in. As long as Nintendo doesn’t call a fresh reset this time around, I feel like they’ll be fine
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