A new report suggests that Nintendo may not release any new hardware or the long-rumored Switch Pro console this year.According to a new article NikkeiNintendo is currently fully focused on building the Switch console with the components it can protect, and plans to ship 21 million Switch units in the fiscal year ending in March 2023.
“Typically, we stock up in the summer in preparation for the year-end sales season, which is at its peak. This summer, we can’t produce as usual,” Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said in a statement. VGC translation.
The company still sees the Switch as only in the middle of its life cycle, and is diversifying the hardware with a smaller Switch Lite model that focuses on pure handheld gaming and a Switch OLED that offers a sharper mobile experience and other qualities. – Life update.
Partly due to an ongoing semiconductor shortage, Switch sales fell 22.9% this year compared to the previous fiscal year. The system remains a success for Nintendo, with current lifetime sales of 111.08 million units. Nintendo expects chip purchases to “gradually improve from late summer to fall” and overall global demand for the Switch to remain stable.
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