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Reggie: Nintendo Switch transition will be a 'big challenge'

Reggie: Nintendo Switch transition will be a ‘big challenge’

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Former President of Nintendo of America Reggie recently shared his thoughts on how to do it Nintendo could be preparing for a Switch successorAnd the same topic surfaced again during an interview with CNET about his new book Disable the game.

He previously mentioned how important the “content pipeline” is to the next generation of Nintendo, and now adds to that, and reiterates how maintaining and benefiting from the success of the Switch will remain a “huge challenge”.

He simply goes out of his way to make the video game industry history, noting how some companies (including Nintendo) have gone from one “extremely successful platform” to another that has only been done a few times.

This is exactly what he said:

“[Nintendo] It’s also recently, in its financial announcements, delved into thinking deeply about how they’d transition from the Switch to whatever other platform it should be, and how that should be a series of well-thought-out decisions. Going from a very successful platform to the next very successful platform… You can make the argument that it has only been done a few times in the video game industry. It’s clear that Sony, from the original PlayStation to PlayStation 2, has gone from strength to strength. Nintendo, from the Gameboy family of systems to the Nintendo DS. It hasn’t been done since then, as I take a look at the industry. For Nintendo to successfully transition from the Switch to whatever comes next, it will be a huge challenge that they’ve already said they’re thinking about deeply.”

Reggie, as mentioned earlier, has shared similar thoughts on all of this before, describing the transition from one successful platform to another as “extremely difficult and hard to do.” You can read more details about this in Our previous story.

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What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Nintendo will be able to make a successful transition from the Switch to its next product, even if it’s still five years or so away? Leave your own thoughts below.