What’s less clear is what the PS4 successor will look like, and specifically, whether it will have a disc drive.
One school of thought is that the likes of Sony and Microsoft will ditch physical media and stick with downloads.
But EA CFO Blake Jorgensen believes that consoles and disc drives will continue to stick around.
“Consoles and disc drives probably stay around for a long period of time,” Jorgensen said. I think it’s the consumer deciding what’s the easiest way for them to buy a game.
“And it may mean they no longer have a store down the street from them so they decide to buy it [digitally] maybe it’s easier for them to do.”
The Sony PlayStation 4, on the other hand, is nowhere to be seen in a top ten that’s full of smartphones.
The PS4 is still way ahead of Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in terms of sales, but the search rankings are a good indication that the Switch and Xbox are on the way up.
New Nintendo Switch sales figures were recently revealed by Nintendo.
Despite worldwide stock shortages, the Nintendo Switch has sold a staggering 10 million units.
That’s almost as many as the Wii U sold in its entire lifetime. The Switch is expected to shift 14 million by the end of the financial year, which is more than the 13.56 million units the Wii U sold.
The fiscal year through March 2019 would be the earliest we could see something new launch under the umbrella of the Switch brand, according to analysts including Minami Munakata, Kota Ezawa and Alicia Yap.
“Although the Nintendo Switch can be used as a handheld device, we think smaller children could struggle to use it comfortably in that format due to its size and weight,” the analysts wrote in a April 13 report.
“Accordingly, we think Nintendo will launch a lighter, dedicated handheld version of the Switch, possibly to be called the Switch Mini.”
Other predictions were also made in connection with the Nintendo Switch Mini, including that it could sell 6.7 million units in the 12 months through March 2019, while the regular model could sell 25.7 million units by then too.
The idea wouldn’t be a radical move away from what Nintendo have done with past handheld models, while the continuing popularity of the console could help to This article was originally published bybring the manufacturing costs down in the future.
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