Yeah, Animal Crossing's release is less than 48 hours away and Nintendo's got zero games dated for release beyond it. For that matter, they've still only got two TBA 2020 games in the pipeline (Xenoblade and publishing duty on Square Enix's Bravely Default II). About a month ago I pointed this out, but assumed we'd get a Direct before it became a thing. But those odds are approaching zero at this point. And, yes, there are 3rd party games coming, but no matter how much you might think they "should count" they don't as far as an objective look at Nintendo's release schedule.
Has there ever been a gaming company that has had any remotely similar situation? Where, in the middle of a successful console's life-cycle a company slipped into a void where their customers just had nothing definite to look forward to.
I realize that there's a good chance this will be remedied by the end of the month. If nothing else, their fiscal year is ending and they'll want to brag about their slate and Xenoblade seems like it's already been rated in some territories so it's probably coming soonish. But I wanted to mark this strange moment in time.