By now, we’ve all heard the news that Nintendo is going to start shipping some of its new hardware as soon as next month.
We’re all used to this: it’s how they do it.
Nintendo is still building up its business, and has the technology and resources to keep up with the demand.
But, as you might expect, it’s hard to predict what will happen.
Nintendo isn’t making any major announcements, so its not hard to imagine the company will just keep quietly announcing new products.
For instance, a new version of its handheld, the Nintendo Switch, could be unveiled before Nintendo launches its next-generation console, the NX.
Nintendo could also launch a new console with some of the same hardware and the same software as the NX, as it has done with the Wii U.
If the NX is a complete disappointment for Nintendo fans, there is another possibility that could help it get back on track.
Nintendo might be selling off its assets, which it acquired in a $1.2 billion deal with SoftBank, to a private Japanese investor group.
The Japanese conglomerate has a reputation for buying companies at a discount and then keeping the majority of the profit.
So, if SoftBank wants to buy Nintendo, it can’t just take it as a piece of cash, as Nintendo is now.
It needs to have a significant piece of the business to back it up, and if it does, then it could be selling assets to raise cash.
The company has been looking to acquire its next generation console for a long time, and last year it reportedly purchased GameStop for $3.3 billion.
The company also reportedly had talks with Chinese video game developer Nexon about a joint venture.
Nintendo’s console business has been a huge disappointment for fans for years.
Its console market share has fallen from 70 percent in 2015 to 42 percent in 2016, and in 2019 the number of consoles sold fell from 6.5 million to 4.2 million.
With no major announcement in the near future, fans should be hopeful that Nintendo will be able to start bringing in new consoles sooner rather than later.