The Switch is absolutely killing it on the market right now, with sales outpacing the Wii. Over 80 million units have been snatched up, and the system is showing no signs of stopping. Pretty impressive for a platform that's been out for nearly 4 years!
In an interview with Nikkei, Nintendo's president Shuntaro Furukawa talked about where the Switch is at right now, and what Nintendo has planned moving forward. It's very clear Nintendo has a lot of plans for the platform as the months and years roll on.
As the Switch enters its fifth year on the market, one of our focal points is ensuring it has a long life cycle. It’s very important for us that customers continue to enjoy playing their Switch. This includes Switch owners who bought the console at launch all the way through to those who bought in with recent releases like Animal Crossing. It’s about providing new gameplay experiences for all Switch owners. We need to keep in mind that the console base will continue to expand, as well as the types of games that have already been released for the system.
...I always say that the Switch is around the middle [stage] of its life cycle. We’re able to offer a wide variety of different games because the Switch is both a home and portable console, but there’s much more that can still be done in the coming years.