Nintendo Switch’s momentum will not slow down in 2021, according to industry analysts.
Despite the launch of three next-generation consoles PS5, Xbox series X And Series S, Many industry analysts still believe in Nintendo switch It will be the best-selling console this year.
NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella, Kantan Games’Dr. Serkan Toto, and Ampere Analysis’s Piers Harding-Rolls all told Gamesindustry.biz that Switch will be the best-selling console again this year.
“Despite the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox series consoles, it will be the Nintendo Switch that will sell most units of console hardware in 2021,” explained Mat Piscatella.
However, Piscatella does not believe this will be driven by new Switch models such as the long-rumored Switch Pro (which other analysts expect to launch this year to drive its growth). Instead, Piscatella says it will be Nintendo’s games and promotions that will allow Switch to maintain its number one position.
Dr. Serkan Toto of Kantan Games predicts that the Switch Pro model will be available in 2021 in the second year. This will greatly contribute to the continued advantage of this year’s console.
“Everyone who expects the Switch to run out of steam in 2021 is terribly disappointed,” Toto said. “Switch will be another best-selling console this year, driven by more first-party games, hardware updates, and devices that have evolved into lifestyle products for the mass market during 2020.”
Piers Harding-Rolls of Ampere Analysis expects Switch to sell the most units in 2021. By the end of the year, it will be about 24 million units, compared to about 25 million units for both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X / combined, according to analysts. S.
Similarly, Harding-Rolls is confident that the Switch Pro model is on the road this year.
“Last year, I wasn’t sure there would be a new flagship model switch in 2020, but it makes more commercial sense to release an updated version in 2021,” he said.
Of course, Switch was the best-selling console of 2020, with the PS4 and Xbox One short-lived and a big boost from games like Animal Crossing. The launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S couldn’t stop the momentum.