Nintendo Switch: it will be a record year according to Bloomberg

Nintendo Switch: it will be a record year according to Bloomberg

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A new fiscal year is about to begin and according to analyst and journalist Takashi Mochizuki Nintendo will be a great protagonist of the next twelve months of the videogame industry, with the company that would like to exploit the great popularity of Switch to improve the results obtained to date.

Nintendo will start the fiscal year (starting April 1st in Japan) with a very strong title like Monster Hunter Rise, a game that has all it takes to become a long-term sales champion. Games such as Mario Golf Super Rush, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD and Miitopia will also arrive in the following months while there is still uncertainty for the second part of the year.

According to the report published by Mochizuki on Bloomberg it will be just in view of the holiday season that Nintendo will disappear the best cartridges with the launch of games with great appeal and the debut of the much rumored Nintendo Switch PRO. In recent weeks there has been talk of the arrival of Mario Kart 9 at the end of the year as the launch game of the new Switch with a 7-inch OLED screen, the Kyoto house has not confirmed anything in this regard. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes will also be released in November, two titles that will surely be among the best sellers of Christmas.

Nintendo's goal seems to be to sell 250 million games over the next year tax (from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022) thus exceeding the 205 million expected for the current year.

New Nintendo Switch Model With OLED Screen Coming This Year, Report Says

A new report continues to lend credence to the ongoing rumors of a beefed-up Nintendo Switch model, as Bloomberg says Switch sales may benefit for the fiscal year ending March 2022 thanks to the launch of a new version of the Switch with an OLED screen. The site reported this information based on what it's heard from executives at component suppliers, game publishers, and retailers.

Overall, Switch console sales should be 'flat or slightly higher' for the upcoming fiscal year, the report said.

Game sales, however, should surge in the coming year. The report said Nintendo may be able to sell 250 million games in the upcoming fiscal year, up sharply from the 205 million that are forecast for the current fiscal year that is scheduled to end later this month. The report said 'a series of marquee game releases' will help improve game sales, though none were named outright.

Nintendo has a number of high-profile games coming to the Switch in the future, including the recently announced open-world Pokemon game, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, as well as Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. These are just the games that have been announced so far; more high-profile first-party titles are expected to be in the works.

As for the new Switch model, Bloomberg said it's due to release in the second half of 2021. It may feature a larger, better screen and 'upgraded graphics' for when it's plugged into the TV.

The Switch is riding high right now, as it just outsold the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S yet again to claim the top-seller spot in the US for February 2021. Nintendo has sold 79.87 million Switch systems as of December 31, putting the console on a pace ahead of the PS2 and the Wii.