Rumors have long spoken of the arrival of the Nintendo Switch Pro. However, the company has been in charge of reducing user expectations. They recently stated that they have no plans to launch new hardware in the short or medium term. Now the company has ruled on a new generation console, making it clear They are not planning to release the successor to the Switch until they deliver “a new experience”.
If you’re looking forward to a new Nintendo console, you may have to keep doing that. With nearly 80 million units sold, the Nintendo Switch is getting closer to ousting the Wii. The Kyoto company recognizes the success of its hybrid console and believes that it still has several years to live.
In an interview with Nikkei, Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa has said that any successor to the Switch must offer “new forms of entertainment for users”. In that sense, he affirms that they do not have an established time frame to develop new hardware, but that he is constantly researching new technology.
“The hardware and software development teams are in the same building, communicating closely and thinking about how we can come up with new forms of entertainment,” says the executive.
Furukawa confesses that “making a single piece of hardware takes many years of preparation“This is precisely why they are in overdrive, but the factor that defines whether or not they will launch a new console on the market is” if they are capable of offering a new experience. “
The success of the Nintendo Switch
The Kyoto company is in one of its best moments. According to the latest financial report, the Nintendo Switch has sold 79.87 million units worldwide. This has only brought this console to the fore and given it a longer life expectancy.
“We always say that we are in the middle of the switch life cycle, and since a piece of hardware can be used to play both stationary and portable games, we can offer a wide variety of software for this purpose, ”says Furukawa.
Under this scenario, the company believes that the life cycle of the Nintendo Switch can still be extended. To do this, they plan to launch software updates and new games to continue to maintain the interest of users.
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