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: “Probably, we will see the launch of a new Nintendo console in 2024 or perhaps in 2025. It is not a question of ‘development capacity’, design or hardware engineering, but it is because they are making a lot of money with the current Switches. Just look at the price they continue to apply to the base model. Probably after Christmas and the launch phase of the Switch OLED, when the offer rebalances, the base model could go down in price but they would still be in an optimal situation. Producing that hardware could cost them between $ 100 and $ 150 per console, so they’re 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 considers Microsoft and Sony as their direct competitors, but in that case they would have already launched a new console more Nintendo’s corporate mantra is still that of Mr. Iwata and the strategy of the blue ocean (a metaphor for the commitment made by Nintendo, since the days of Wii, in seeking new market shares with the expansion of users interested in video games, ed). sales record “.
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.