December 8, 2023

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Nintendo Accounts “help ease” the next-gen transition, according to Doug Bowser

Nintendo Accounts “help ease” the next-gen transition, according to Doug Bowser
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Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser has reiterated Same interview with inverse How Nintendo Accounts will transition to a new generation of hardware.

Although he “can’t comment” and “won’t comment” on rumors about a “Switch successor,” Bowser essentially confirmed that Nintendo Accounts will be used in the future to facilitate the porting, noting how the goal is to “minimize the drop you see “Usually in the last year of one course and the beginning of another.” Here’s exactly what he had to say:

Doug Bowser: “Well, first of all I can’t comment – or should I say, won’t comment – on the rumors out there. But one thing we did with the Switch to help with that communication and transition is the formation of a Nintendo Account. In the past, every console we moved to had an account system Brand New. Creating a Nintendo Account will allow us to communicate with our players when we transition to a new platform, to help ease that process or transition.

“Our goal is to minimize the decline you typically see in the last year of one cycle and the beginning of another. I can’t speak to the potential features of a new platform, but Nintendo Account is a solid foundation to make that communication as we make the transition.”

Back in June, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa spoke about how the company wants to make the transition to the next generation as seamless as possible for customers by using the existing account system:

Shuntaro Furukawa: “As for the transition from Nintendo Switch to the next-gen console, we want to do as much as possible to transition our customers seamlessly, while using a Nintendo Account.”

Although there seems to be confirmation that Nintendo Accounts will be porting over to the next-gen system, keep in mind that there’s no official statement yet on whether or not users’ existing digital title libraries will be ported over.

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