Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Project Scarlett Xbox

The end of 2020 is being sought after by millions of gamers all over the world due to the impending release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. While full details for either system have yet to be released yet, that isn’t stopping the growing excitement from fans over the mere fact that this is a start of a new generation. The Switch has been running against the PS4 and Xbox One this whole time and has managed to hold up pretty well, but there’s still some uncertainty as to how it’ll handle any next-gen ports. Even so, one particular person isn’t too concerned—the actual president of Nintendo.

In a recent Q&A session held after Nintendo’s January 2020 Investor’s Briefing, President Furukawa shared a statement on the future prospects of Switch. While he did mention that he believes that there will “be a change in the environment” after the new systems come onto the scene, he spoke on the behalf of Nintendo and stated that it does not  believe that the new systems “will have a significant impact on our business.”

Here is the full statement:

“We will explain the specific figures for the next fiscal year in our next fiscal year announcement, but I think there will certainly be a change in the environment as new products of our competitors appear…we do not believe that the business trends of other companies will have a significant impact on our business.”

Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

Furukawa pointed to the difference in goals as the reason as to why Nintendo isn’t too concerned. What that means is that since the Switch is appealing to a different market, PS5 and Xbox Series X’s fight will mainly be between each other.

Although President Furukawa didn’t mention this, there’s also the fact that the Switch has now amassed over 50 million units. This gives the system quite a bit of a head start. But really, the Switch still stands on its own as the only hybrid system so far. We’ll ultimately have to wait and see how things turn out.


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.


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