Out of nowhere, Nintendo introduced a brand-new Switch model at present–the Switch Lite. A smaller, less powerful system with fewer features and no ability to connect to the TV, the system is unquestionably aimed toward reaching new viewers. Naturally, retailer GameStop is happy about it.
Talking with GameSpot, Chief Customer Officer Frank Hamlin supplied his response to the system. “We’re extremely enthusiastic about it; I feel it is an actual opportunity to develop Switch penetration within a family,” he defined.
“I believe it is also a very good adjunct if you have not gotten into the Swap, but as a strategy to get into the Switch ecosystem in the event you’re presently taking part in on different systems,” he stated
GameStop is a market leader in the United States for new hardware sales, so any new entrant is seemingly excellent news for the corporate. Hamlin additionally spoke to GameSpot in regards to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett, and we’ll have more on that soon.
Whereas the Switch Lite was formally introduced immediately, the system was rumored for a very long time. Earlier than any of the rumors even began, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about how the corporate’s ambition was to drive Switch sales to a level of more than one per family. Nintendo needs the Switch “to be owned not just by each family, however by every single individual,” Miyamoto mentioned. The brand new Switch Lite model seems to be linked to that ambition.