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Nintendo’s Shuntaro Furukawa Says Company Plans ‘Smooth Transition’ From Switch To Next Console For Users

Nintendo’s Switch console is entering its sunset era as a sit enters its seventh year on the market. In a recent Q&A with Shuntaro Furukawa, the president of Nintendo spoke about how his company plans to use Nintendo Account in the future.

“As for the transition from Nintendo Switch to the next generation machine, we want to do as much as possible in order to smoothly transition our customers while utilizing the Nintendo Account,” Furukawa said.

At the time of this posting, there are 290 million Nintendo Accounts across both console and mobile.

Nintendo isn’t the most technologically forward company in the industry and has always strived to focus on gameplay over infrastructure. This decision has left them behind as playing Switch games online can be a struggle and is wildly inconsistent for those who play the likes of Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online.

It seems that Nintendo is finally making some moves behind the scenes to meet Xbox and PlayStation Accounts. As a multigeneration console user, not being able to bring my profile with me is enough for me to consider skipping the entire launch. Thankfully, Nintendo is heading in the right direction, it seems.