Last we heard from Nintendo, they believe the Switch is currently in the middle of its lifespan. That would mean we have another 4 to 5 years until a Switch successor gets released, but one analyst feels quite differently.
Piers Harding-Rolls of Ampere Analysis has shared some expectations for hardware from Nintendo, and they think that a Switch successor is coming considerably sooner than 5 years from now.
“Ampere is currently forecasting a next-gen Nintendo device to release in 2024. By the end of that year Switch is predicted to have sold-through 146m units meaning it still has the potential to become the best-selling console ever by the end of its lifetime, selling over 158 million units and overtaking the PlayStation 2.”
Along with that, Harding-Rolls said that Ampere is not expecting a ‘Switch Pro’ to be released before a next-gen Nintendo device. That would fly in the face of long-standing rumors, along with expectations from other analysts, but I guess only time will tell which side is right.