Michael Pachter spoke to the microphones of SIFTD Games to reflect on the probable timing of the launch of the rumored 4K model of Nintendo Switch: this is what the volcanic analyst of Wedbush Securities thinks about it.
During the last episode of the now usual Q&A held on YouTube, Pachter connected to the latest rumors about the hardware features of Switch PRO (or Switch 4K) and discussed the commercial opportunities that Nintendo may or may not seize by deciding to launch a new console. .
On the subject, the famous analyst does not seem to have doubts: “We will probably see the launch of a new Nintendo console in 2042 or perhaps in 2025. It’s not a question of ‘development capability’, design or hardware engineering, but it’s because they’re making a ton of money with current Switches. Just look at the price they continue to charge on the base model. Probably after Christmas and the launch phase of the Switch OLED, when the offer will rebalance, the basic model could drop in price but would still be in an optimal situation. Producing that hardware could cost him anywhere between $ 100 and $ 150 per console, then they are literally printing money“.
In reference to the graphical and technological gap with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S, Patcher invites fans to remember that “Some believe that Nintendo regards Microsoft and Sony as their direct competitors, but in that case they would have already launched a new, more powerful console. Nintendo’s corporate mantra is still that of Mr. Iwata and the blue ocean strategy (a metaphor of Nintendo’s commitment, since the days of Wii, in seeking new market shares with the expansion of users interested in video games, ed). They don’t care at all how many Xbox or PlayStation are sold because they know that anyone who buys a Nintendo console does it to play Nintendo games, and it just so happens that their games are constant killer apps that set sales records. “.
And you, what do you think about it? Do you think that the 2024 / ’25 time window is the most probable for the launch of Nintendo Switch 2 or, on the contrary, do you think that the release of a new model should happen as soon as possible? Let us know with a comment.