Nintendo could launch a cheaper version of the Switch in 2019

Nintendo Switch shipments to shrink in 2019

Console popularity and sales come and go and some might point to the Nintendo Switch's youth and novelty as the driving force behind those impressive numbers. The video revealed a February 1 launch date for the turn-based strategy game Wargroove (Chucklefish), the announcement of the next game in the acclaimed SteamWorld universe, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (Image & Form Games / Thunderful Publishing) and more indie news.

Despite the Switch's huge success - where it was recently revealed as the best-selling console in America during 2018 and outsold the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One combined in December - that goal is still considered a stretch by most analysts. While anything could change, and there could be a top-secret lab underneath Tokyo where Nintendo is testing a Switch Slim or a Switch Pro, this is what we're getting officially at the moment. In terms of actual games, Nintendo's top-selling exclusive, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate digitally already have access to the upcoming fighter, thanks to the Switch Eshop streamlining the process.

Nobody expected a next gen successor to the Switch anytime soon but many have assumed that a new model, similar to the way Nintendo has handled it's DS and 3DS line of portable consoles, would appear in the next year or so. Ultimate on My Nintendo by January 31.

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Gaming accessories also had a 29 percent increase in December 2018 compared to the previous year, reaching $1 billion. It simply has a larger potential audience than its TV-focused counterparts - while the PS4 and Xbox One are more powerful, they're not as flexible.

"Annual unit and dollar sales of Nintendo Switch are the highest annual total for any hardware platform since the PlayStation 4 in 2015", noted Piscatella. The strength of the Switch overall also boosted the sales of its major games, sending 2017 games Mario Kart 8, Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey into 2018's top 20.

And between now and the end of March Ninty would have to sell another five million Switch units to hit their target.

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