Will Sony and Microsoft come up with a way to dethrone the Nintendo Switch? What will happen to the Switch if they do?
The Nintendo Switch is the hottest console on the market, and even when it isn’t on top of the NPD numbers, it’s winning in other ways. The only unknown variable in its success though is how it’ll do when Sony and Microsoft release their next-gen systems, which are set to come potentially soon.
One developer who isn’t worried though is Panic Button, who is a developer that has brought many ports to the Nintendo Switch. In an interview with US Gamer, they noted that they think it’ll be fine, because it’s up to Sony and Microsoft to improve upon themselves:
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“It’ll be interesting because who knows what’s going to happen with next-generation. Does one party do an even beefier, more powerful machine? Do they look at what’s happening with Nintendo and try to do that? Will they do both? Nintendo in previous generations has made it clear that they’re not competing on horsepower. Switch is a great example of delivering that without impacting the quality of the games. And they’ve made some great partnerships with Bethesda and others to bring triple-A content to their platform.”
“[M]aybe when they evolve the hardware they’ll amp it up one area. Maybe that’ll be graphics or hardware, maybe they’ll add to the controller set so it has additional inputs similar to other platforms. So there’s a lot of innovations to be had.”