The Nintendo Switch 2 is rumored to make an appearance sometime in September this year, boasting upgraded hardware and additional quality-of-life improvements. While Nintendo has mostly steered clear of the Xbox-PlayStation rivalry in recent times, this is expected to change in the near future. With Xbox going multiplatform, things are looking bleaker than ever, and the market needs strong competition to keep things in check.
As such, Nintendo is poised to be the next PS5 competitor, whether they like it or not.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the author’s opinions.
A series of leaks surrounding Xbox were out last week, detailing the company’s foray into the PlayStation 5 platform. In short, Xbox is now expected to bring titles such as Hi-Fi Rush and Starfield (which were once Xbox exclusives) to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5. This is a remarkable departure from the current strategy of locking games to a select platform, and will have far-reaching consequences.
To put it bluntly, Xbox may end up going the SEGA route - ending up as a publisher and dropping the console making business entirely. This should not be too surprising given the current state of the company after the disastrous Xbox One launch, followed by reports of Game Pass not being profitable enough.
This was all but officially confirmed when CEO Phil Spencer requested fans to stay tuned, and that he would be sharing news on “the future of Xbox” soon.
While this is undeniably a landslide victory for PlayStation, Xbox‘s rumored departure will affect consumers negatively. With no competition to keep rivals in check, the industry is very likely to fall into a slump, with consumers suffering the most.
As such, it is up to the rumored NintendoRead on sportskeeda.com