A brand new report continues to lend credence to the continuing rumors of a beefed-up Nintendo Change mannequin, as Bloomberg says Change gross sales could profit for the fiscal yr ending March 2022 because of the launch of a brand new model of the Change with an OLED display. The location reported this info primarily based on what it is heard from executives at part suppliers, recreation publishers, and retailers.
Total, Change console gross sales ought to be “flat or barely larger” for the upcoming fiscal yr, the report mentioned.
Sport gross sales, nonetheless, ought to surge within the coming yr. The report mentioned Nintendo might be able to promote 250 million video games within the upcoming fiscal yr, up sharply from the 205 million which can be forecast for the present fiscal yr that’s scheduled to finish later this month. The report mentioned “a sequence of marquee recreation releases” will assist enhance recreation gross sales, although none had been named outright.
Nintendo has plenty of high-profile video games coming to the Change sooner or later, together with the lately introduced open-world Pokemon recreation, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, in addition to Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. These are simply the video games which have been introduced to date; extra high-profile first-party titles are anticipated to be within the works.
As for the brand new Change mannequin, Bloomberg mentioned it is as a consequence of launch within the second half of 2021. It might characteristic a bigger, higher display and “upgraded graphics” for when it is plugged into the TV.
The Change is driving excessive proper now, because it simply outsold the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S yet again to say the top-seller spot within the US for February 2021. Nintendo has offered 79.87 million Change techniques as of December 31, placing the console on a pace ahead of the PS2 and the Wii.