In the latest iteration of his Pachter Factor Q&A format, Analyst Michael Pachter discussed whether Nintendo could release a console that happens to the Nintendo Switch and when that might happen.
Pachter was ‘pessimistic’ about this, arguing that Nintendo won’t launch a new console for three years:
” I think you probably won’t see a new console before 2024, more likely 2025. It’s not because they can’t. , they can, but that’s because they’re making so much money with Nintendo Switch . “
He also added: ” If the Switch still costs $ 300, it will drop to around $ 250 at Christmas and then rise again with stock returns later. The OLED version will become the standard version, always staying around that price range without going down much. soon (…) It costs Nintendo less than $ 150 to make that console, maybe even less than $ 100. So they can count on a large profit margin for a long time to come. As long as this data remains, there is no rush to make a new console “.
Pachter then stated that if Nintendo considered Sony and Microsoft as rivals, it would release a new console much sooner, but it never was and never will be.
” Nintendo is absolutely convinced that it is playing on a field different from all the others and it does not care how many Xbox or PlayStation are sold. To this confirmation, there is a fact: if you want to play in Nintendo games, you will buy a Nintendo console. . As long as they have a lot of content and high-level Switch will continue to sell. If you start to see a drop in sales, you may start worrying, but for now it will not happen: Nintendo games are very successful and they are really beautiful, so consoles they continue and will continue to sell “.