What has long been standard on PS5 & Xbox is finally coming to Nintendo with the next console

Nintendo is finally upgrading with an essential feature.  (Image sources: Nintendo, Elena Kratovich via adobe.stock)

Nintendo is finally upgrading with an essential feature. (Image sources: Nintendo, Elena Kratovich via adobe.stock)

When it comes to in-house titles, you can’t beat Nintendo. Not only has The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sold ten million copies in three days, it also sets the record for the fastest-selling Nintendo game of all time. The open-world game was able to convince even the strongest critics, as our test proves.

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When it comes to its online infrastructure, however, Nintendo is lagging behind. This not only refers to the fact that you need a mobile phone for in-game voice chat, but also to the data transfer between the consoles.

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But Nintendo wants to solve this problem with the next console.

Switch games should be transferable

The Japanese company is always very tight-lipped when it comes to future projects.

At a shareholder meeting last week, Engadget reports, President Shuntaro Furukawa was asked whether purchased Switch games will be transferrable to the next console. His answer (translated into German):

When moving from the Nintendo Switch to the next generation of consoles, we want to ensure that customers can make the transition seamlessly while using their Nintendo Account.

Shuntaro Furukawa, CEO and President of Nintendo

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Of course, the statement is not an official confirmation. However, it does suggest that you can take games you’ve bought from Nintendo eShop to the next console.

That would be a huge step forward. So far, titles have always remained on old devices, while the PS5 can play most PlayStation 4 games and the Xbox Series X can even play Xbox 360 in some cases.

What can we expect from the Switch successor?

Being able to transfer digitally purchased games would be nice. In addition, there are no concrete details about the Switch successor, but we have already expressed six wishes:

In the article above, we also address the rumor that the Switch 2 will have LCD panels again and why that might turn out to be a bad decision.

Are you hoping to take your Switch titles to the next console? What do you expect from Nintendo’s new console? Write it in the comments.

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