Nintendo Plans to Extend the Normal Console Lifecycle with the Switch

Nintendo is enjoying a wave of success with the Switch, drowning out the tepid reception of the Wii U, which the Switch has already outsold, just 10 months into its lifecycle. At the company’s investor call, director and creative lead Shigeru Miyamoto outlined plans for the console, which are ambitious to say the least. Miyamoto seems confident that the usual console lifecycle of five to six years is something that Nintendo can prolong for the Switch.

“Nintendo also has a system in place whereby the software developers focus on these hardware features in their development efforts for the continuation of the Nintendo Switch business,” Miyamoto said in a recent investor Q&A.

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