Report: Nintendo Isn’t Planning to Reveal A New Nintendo Switch Model Anytime Soon


Posted on February 12, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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When putting the Nintendo Switch under a microscope, it is easy to pick up the success of the console. While discussions continue to drown out the 2017 device, the hybrid handheld machine still outperforms its competition even during this past holiday season. In that, it was reported that combining Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 alongside its predecessors during the shopping season still does not exceed the amount of units pushed by Nintendo.

However, the system does face a drought of games many fans believe. Not to say there are not interesting releases underway, but the next major blockbuster releases for Nintendo Switch are still uncertain when to arrive. Games such as Metroid Prime 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel were unveiled more than a year ago, but still no details were followed-up upon.

In a previous report from Bloomberg, the publication issued that this problem would be resolved following the forecasted announcement of a new Nintendo Switch model. Adding on, the untitled SKU is said to provide resolution scaling standards alike other platforms to meet the demand for 4K gaming and even target better performance as well.

Now entering 2021, there is still no sign of the hopeful announcement. As per a thread of tweets from Bloomberg Takashi Mochizuki, he discloses new information from the console giant. Upon stating to be present during the financial results briefing this month, Mochizuki spares Nintendo’s disinterest to unveil a new system.

More surprisingly is that the new learnings also happens to contradict a previous report from Bloomberg. The article even being comprised by Mochizuki indicates that Nintendo is flagging down developers in preparation for its titles to be primed and properly oiled for better optimized 4K gaming. But now, that does not look to be so accurate following the latest reporting.

Despite that, well-recognized industry analyst Roberto Serrano insists the device is still being prepared for an unveiling later this March. “New Switch model should be announced by March 2021 and may come out from April 2021, Q1FY22,” Serrano writes in the tweet. He adds that strategy plans might have potentially shifted affecting the system’s release.

Elsewhere as per the recent financial earnings for Nintendo, the Japanese company remarks on its latest numbers in terms of the Nintendo Switch. The console now sits at 79.87 million and overtakes units moved in contrast to the Nintendo 3DS. You can read the full report by heading here.

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