Reverting to 'Super Mario' & GameBoy; Is Nintendo Going Bankrupt if Switch Flops
Every Nintendo fan is haunted by one compelling question: what will happen if say, by some unfortunate turn of event, Nintendo Switch flops? Nintendo is definitely not heavily reliant on Nintendo Switch so they will never fold. Over the course of gaming history, Nintendo made a bankroll to finance losses after losses and the end isn't coming yet but again, what if?
It is a nice point of discussion that should Nintendo Switch fails to deliver, Nintendo can still revert to handheld gaming devices that catapulted their fortune. Since the conception of GameBoy and successors, these little toys didn't fail them. Big games like Mario is small screens are definitely Nintendo's niche that no one can compete.
But what a waste if Nintendo's huge pool of game developers can't capitalize on Nintendo Switch instead. Although come to think of it, Nintendo have already confirmed that there is a handheld device coming that is bigger and better that plain GameBoy.
Another possible road if Nintendo Switch flops is strengthening the current upbeat that Mario and other IPs have built up. Nintendo can still thread with other ventures like movies, action figures and even theme parks while building up the potential replacement to Nintendo Switch, as GameRant suspected.
In the end it boils down to an argument that Nintendo Switch may dent but not necessarily kill Nintendo itself. The biggest strength of Nintendo is their IPs and these are being unleashed in other non-Nintendo platforms like Android and iOS. In fact, gamers can start having a mindset that Nintendo is just beginning to invade and Nintendo Switch is a simple marketing tool.
Lastly, a flop is just a wild imagination for Nintendo Switch because as far as it goes, there is a high anticipation to this console. Gamers, developers or simple observers are looking forward to presumed release date in March. If this converts into Nintendo Switch sales, then all "what ifs" will be moot and academic.