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Nearly zero chance of that happening without price cut and I'm not counting on it happening either in the long-term. By the end of this year, the vast majority of Nintendo's leading game franchises will have released thus the Switch will likely end up experiencing sagging sales next year ...



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For the last 2 major Zelda titles (Skywatd Sword and Breath of the Wild) weren't there a few years between the initial announcement and the eventual release?

I mean, I'd love to see BotW 2 sooner rather than later but I'd be amazed if it comes out in 2020.



We're assuming that PS5 and Scarlet don't hit some snag: Sony's done enough dumb things recently that a new 'Giant Enemy Crab for 600 USD' is possible, and Halo I. seems to be having a reception issue.



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

To me the question is what will third party support be after the next gen consoles launch. Porting Doom and Witcher 3 are huge achievements despite their graphical downgrades. But if systems 3-5 times as powerful as the XB1X become the norm then those ports will become so impossible even Panic Button won't be able to do it.

The rumors of a new upgraded Switch model may help, but the boost in power and new hardware features needed to receive ports of 9th gen games would be insane, practically a generational leap over the current model. I don't see how Nintendo can release an upgrade powerful enough to keep up while not abandoning those who bought a Switch over the first 3 years of its lifespan, since if it released such a model then 9th-gen games that came to the Switch would be exclusive to the newer model. I guess they dipped their toe in that with the Nu3DS, but outside of the SNES virtual console and Xenoblade that had very little that was exclusive to it.



SecondWar said:
For the last 2 major Zelda titles (Skywatd Sword and Breath of the Wild) weren't there a few years between the initial announcement and the eventual release?

I mean, I'd love to see BotW 2 sooner rather than later but I'd be amazed if it comes out in 2020.

If it's running the same engine, then I'd say the next Zelda should be out sooner than most people expect. They already have a base for the game from BotW, all they need to do now is retrofit it with new assets and story and you should have a late 2020 release at the earliest.

fatslob-:O said:
Nearly zero chance of that happening without price cut and I'm not counting on it happening either in the long-term. By the end of this year, the vast majority of Nintendo's leading game franchises will have released thus the Switch will likely end up experiencing sagging sales next year ...

Then they can delve into their lower tier properties and focus on more unique and niche games for 2020 as well.



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I'm pretty sure this will be the peak year. Nintendo is going to have a hard time matching it's releases this year, especially Pokemon. I also think we'll see a $249 Switch, even if only for BF week.

Unless Nintendo drops to $199 sometime next year, this will probably be its peak year. Not that sales will collapse. 2020 should be relatively close to this year. 2021 is when the real declines will happen.



TheMisterManGuy said:

Then they can delve into their lower tier properties and focus on more unique and niche games for 2020 as well.

Not going to help either since Nintendo used many of their lesser IPs already ... 



fatslob-:O said:
TheMisterManGuy said:

Then they can delve into their lower tier properties and focus on more unique and niche games for 2020 as well.

Not going to help either since Nintendo used many of their lesser IPs already ... 

They still have stuff like a new Star Fox, ARMS 2, any 1-2 Switch-esque party games, more Mario Sports, Diamond and Pearl Remakes, Bayo 3, and perhaps more New IP and co-productions with other developers. Nintendo isn't like a tank that can only use a set number of franchises and that's it. There's plenty of avenues they can take for future Switch software.



I honestly think that 2020 does have a good chance of being Switch's peak year. Animal Crossing in March is one heck of a way to start the year. With possible revisions and/or price cuts and bundles, I think it could top 2019.



1doesnotsimply

if they release a 199 switch mini... then i would say Absolutely :P