Nintendo plans new Switch games, extending console life cycle

The Nintendo company’s Switch gaming console is in the midst of its life cycle and is preparing to promote it with a big injection of new games next year and beyond, company president Shuntaro Furukawa said in an online briefing on Wednesday .

Released in 2017, Switch is now in its fourth year on the market but has experienced its fastest sales boosted by the success of Animal Crossing: the global boom in entertainment demand due to New Horizons and Coronovirus lockdowns.

Nintendo’s Last Quarter Earnings exceeded expectations and showed a quick shift towards digital downloads as a proportion of software sales. However, the company said on Wednesday that the recent reopening of retail stores pushed down the download ratio of sales.

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