I think an old successful console should be supported even after the successor is released, but the console maker needs to do it right. Big titles should go on the new console. Having a strong launch is important. The older system is where you put your niche, experimental and low budget titles. For example I don't think Nintendo should have released LABO in 2018, but this sort of experimental title would have been a good Switch title once the Switch 2 (or whatever it is) launched. Likewise I know Pikmin has a small but loyal following. If they release this on Switch after the Switch 2 launches, then Pikmin fans still get their game, but it doesn't take the place of an otherwise larger title.
My daughter's favorite game is Miitopia. She really wants to see a sequel to it, but I don't think it makes good business sense to release a game like that right now. But in 2024-2025, where the main goal is just to prolong the system's life, then a Miitopia 2 game makes a lot of sense. First party support naturally attracts third party support. Just having a few small first party titles on a system every year can prolong it's life for several years even after the successor has launched.
Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 06 June 2020