Three of the most influential analysts in the video game industry also believe this will be the launch year for a Pro model of the Switch.
Nintendo Switch’s stellar sales numbers practically from launch don’t seem to be going down in 2021, at least according to some of the industry’s most influential analysts. In fact, as they say, the Nintendo hybrid will sell even more than the new consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S, and still be the star hardware in the market for another year.
The expert’s opinion
Here’s what three of the analysts we’ve heard about the most, such as Mat Piascatella, Serkan Toto and Piers Harding Rolls, think they are placing Nintendo Switch as the best-selling console of 2021 in a consultation with Games Industry. “A Despite the With the launch of the PS5 and Xbox series, the Nintendo Switch will be the console that will sell the most units in 2021, ”Piscatella insists. However, he doesn’t believe this leadership is due to a hypothetical new Nintendo Switch Pro model, but rather new games and promotions.
Toto thinks otherwise, who believes that this year will be the arrival of Nintendo Switch Pro, and that it will in fact be a decisive event for the Kyoto company to continue forcing the sale of hardware. “Anyone who expects the Nintendo Switch to lower the bar in 2021 will be disappointed,” said Toto. “Switch becomes the best-selling console of the year, thanks to the first party games, new hardware model and development as a lifestyle device for the mass market.”
For his part, Harding Rolls even dares to give numbers, calculating that Nintendo Switch will reach 24 million consoles sold for the 25 million PS5 and Xbox series combined and like Toto, he is fully convinced that 2021 is the arrival of Nintendo. Switch to Pro. “Last year I wasn’t convinced it was a new model from Switch, but I think it’s more business-like to release an updated version in 2021,” said Harding Rolls.
Nintendo Switch was already the best-selling console in the past 2020, as the end of the lifecycle of PS4 and Xbox One coincided with the arrival of the new consoles, in addition to, of course, the great success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.