Game news The Nintendo Switch has been a huge hit in 2023, and it seems unstoppable while we wait for Switch 2
Months go by, but the Nintendo Switch seems to be absolutely unstoppable. While there is a new version on the horizon (if all the rumors are to be believed), the Smart Edition will be the one that could shake up the Nintendo empire.
The switching phenomenon continues
If there's one thing that can't be taken away from Nintendo, it's its ability to revamp its vision of the console world with simple things. We would have liked the late Satoru Iwata, the late president of the Japanese company, to benefit from this remarkable success. After the company suffered the failure of the Wii U, it had a lot to do to restore confidence in its gaming community, But they have managed to retain their philosophy of “lateral thinking of ancient techniques” (inherited from the symbolism Gunpei Yokoi) to spread a small treasure trove of creativity. Right now, the Switch is a reinterpretation of the Wii U, but without the latter's faults and its absolutely massive success it wouldn't stop. Latest example with Japan!
While the Nintendo Switch is the third best-selling console of all time, we just learned that it just passed… 130 million units sold. There's still a little room for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation to reach (they compete with 155 million and beat Sony's), but it's not impossible – even if it's complicated by the arrival of the next console – a new record is reached. Speaking of records, the Nintendo Switch has become the console that hosts the most games in a year! Information provided by Anthony Silva of Circana Agency indicates that 2,360 titles will be released in 2023 on Nintendo Switch. It's giant! Even if Steam remains well above the competition on all platforms with 14,000 games released in one year, it's still a record for a console! Generally, over time, the excitement wears off and gaming tends to decline. Completely unlike the Nintendo Switch with great dynamics. Under these circumstances, is there really a need for a Switch 2?
Nintendo Switch 2 fact or illusion?
The Nintendo Switch was released in 2017 and will reach its seventh year of existence in 2024. This is a pretty big deal in the life cycle of a console, and it is not unimportant that rumors of a new device appear on the web. But as it stands, unless you're a visionary, it's hard to see what levers Nintendo will be able to pull to move beyond its current hardware. The Kyoto company has never been in the technology race and the hybrid aspect of the Nintendo Switch fits its historical philosophy perfectly. So it will be interesting to discover what innovations this virtual machine will bring (even if we doubt that Nintendo has been working on it for a long time) to the already completed console. With the start of this new year and the continued success of the Nintendo Switch, we want to ask you the question: What can you expect from Nintendo Switch 2? New gameplay features? Technology on par with the latest 3D engines? another thing ? Your keyboards!
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