Recently, there have been rumors on the network about the possible launch of the new Nintendo Switch model in 2020, but as it turned out, the company is not going to chase the next generation of gaming systems. In a report for the last quarter of the financial year, representatives of the corporation reported that so far they plan to only strengthen the user base.
Nintendo reported 48 million units sold worldwide as of December 2019, with a total of 52.48 million consoles shipped. In this regard, Switch exceeded the expectations of the corporation - the number of purchased systems compared to the previous period increased by 15% in North America and Japan, as well as by 23% in Europe.
For fiscal 2019, Switch fans purchased 56.59 million copies of games from Nintendo - 26% more than in 2018. Separately, the company pointed to the success of Ring Fir Adventure, which expanded the console's audience, as well as Luigi's Mansion 3 and Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield. The latter set a record for the pace of sales in the series.
In the future, Nintendo plans to work on retaining gamers through online services and support for title additions. At the same time, the company will continue to create new AAA games, revive old series and replenish the catalog of games from previous consoles. The new Switch should be expected no earlier than 2021 - before that, the corporation will promote the Lite version.