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Shtinamin_ said:
curl-6 said:

Basically I think they need a killer first year lineup of games just like they had on Switch in 2017, but make sure that the next 3D Mario, the next Mario Kart, the next Splatoon, etc are exclusive to the successor.

I feel like if they tried Sony's approach and kept everything crossgen for the first two years, people would stick to the Switch they already own and the successor would struggle to gain traction.

I'm very sure that the Successor launch games (3D Mario, Mario Kart, Splatoon 4, Legend of Zelda, Smash Bros, etc) will be Successor exclusive. The only way there will be b/c is for 2025 games that were supposed to be on the Switch, which if we look at Nintendo's remarks they said that March 31, 2025 was the end of Switch software producing (this remark may have changed due to a delay in the Successor, so we can assume at the latest is Dec 31 2025). Pokémon will be a b/c with Legends Z-A, but will release on Switch first. MP4 will be b/c but will release on Switch first. Smaller franchise games will be b/c for the Successor's first year (like WarioWare, Detective Club, etc). The big stuff stays on Successor only.

I agree with your synopsis. Thank you :)

Yeah I expect smaller stuff will continue to come to Switch, much like smaller titles continued to release on 3DS after Switch came out, plus Pokémon of course which tends to always stick around for a while on replaced hardware.

You gotta strike a balance between profiting from the massive userbase you've built on the old system, but also growing the new system's base by motivating people to upgrade with exclusives.