As we continue to witness the commercial success of the Nintendo Switch following the console debut over a year ago now, more is expected to come for the console/handheld hybrid platform. This implying that not only more games, but also other iterations of Nintendo’s latest platform which includes a more beefed up and slimmer version of the Switch, assuming the company will follow similar footsteps of both Microsoft’s and Sony’s latest consoles.
According to the recent earnings call regarding the company’s annual fiscal year report, the company does not have any plans to reveal what Nintendo has planned next for the Switch. Though this does play against the recent rumors that emerged around the two mentioned Nintendo Switch variants releasing later this year, it does not completely rule out the alleged gossip.
Stated from Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo “has no” plans to debut new hardware for the Switch at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo.
“As a general rule, we’re always working on new hardware and we will announce it when we are able to sell it. But we have no plans to announce that at this year’s E3 in June.”
Despite Nintendo not intending to use the upcoming event to announce the newest version of the Nintendo Switch, this certainly does not denounce that there are new hardware in development as we currently speak. But for when exactly Nintendo decides to reveal that is left undetermined. Seeing that Nintendo hasn’t used the platform at E3 to reveal hardware since the Wii U back in 2012, it’s left to look at either a Direct or livestreamed event in the coming future.
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