Our resident Ninty
expert (and thus, my protege), put together a bit of a think-piece one where he sees the Big N
taking their sustained Nintendo Switch
success to, in 2020, and potentially beyond. It's your hand, Nintendo
(Get it? Because they used to dabble in play cards? And we're in a console transition year... oh, never mind.)
Here's a snippet from his Nindostradamus prediction feature:
Click here for our Nintendo in 2020
We saw it with the Switch Lite last year, and perhaps we’ll see it again this year. Nintendo now have two main Switch models out in the wild, with the handheld-only Switch Lite nestled up nicely next to its do-it-all hybrid big brother. The Japanese-based company isn’t afraid of delivering multiple SKUs across a product range — with the brain-melting amount of different SKUs for the 3DS and 2DS line a pertinent example — and we can’t shake the feeling that we’re due another major shake up later this year.
Will it be the long-rumoured Switch Pro model? I’d say so. It makes the most sense, and with the new consoles on the way it’d give Nintendo a bit of staying power in that conversation. If this does come to fruition, I’d say it’d be a sure-fire bet to launch alongside a major exclusive, much like the Lite launching with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening in September last year. Breath of the Wild 2 seems the most obvious candidate if everything was to all line up smoothly, of course...