Nintendo talks about the future, and it does so by presenting the cornerstones of a broad-spectrum strategy, from the film dedicated to Mario arriving in 2022 at the amusement park (which was already to be open, but the pandemic has slowed everything down): a universe that however, it will continue to have video games at the center, and the combination of hardware and software. Why yes, Nintendo intends to continue to be a reality in the hardware market too, with new consoles. In the document that you can consult in full at the link in SOURCE, the Kyoto giant touches on many topics, but in a moment in which the rumors about a possible Switch Pro are intensifying, certainly the passage in which the future of the company is placed in continuity with past steals the eye.
We don't know if Nintendo is referring to an enhanced version of the Switch, or to a completely new console, or to both. The indications are vague: in fact we know for sure that a new Nintendo console will be released by 2099, no more. A little bit, of course. But it means that Nintendo is already imagining a space and an offer capable of repositioning it within a market that is undergoing a radical change, with a new generation arriving in a few months (by the way, don't miss the presentation tonight. of PlayStation 5) which will not only mark a technical leap, but a paradigm shift.
Gaming is a future increasingly linked to services, streaming and non-streaming subscriptions (we have explained them all to you in detail in our dedicated guide), Nintendo paradoxically is the reality with less powerful hardware, but more linked to hardware , and that is to a way of understanding the market linked to the old patterns: everything else still has to work on it – just think of the Switch online. And it will be interesting to see how he chooses to leverage his enormous strengths – historical intellectual properties like Mario and Zelda – in the years to come. In short: see what he will invent, once again, to have fun.