Don’t Expect News On A Next-Gen Nintendo Console Anytime Soon

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Nintendo is not ready to talk about plans for their next-generation console, once again reiterating their belief that Nintendo Switch is “at the mid-point of its lifecycle.”

Those comments were made in response to a shareholder question at the company’s Six Months Financial Results Briefing, and don’t come as a particular surprise seeing as the portable home console has sold more than 92.87 million units worldwide with momentum not looking to wane anytime soon.

When asked about the concept and launch timing for the company’s next generation of hardware, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa responded: “We are not able to comment about the next game system at this time. It is now the fifth year since the launch of Nintendo Switch, and the total hardware sell-through has exceeded 90 million units.

“We recognize that the system is at the mid-point of its lifecycle. The launch of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model has also been contributing to continued sales momentum and we are now offering consumers three Nintendo Switch models to match their play styles and lifestyles, as well as a wide range of software.

“With this, we believe a foundation for growth has been laid that exceeds what we previously considered to be a conventional hardware lifecycle. With regards to the next game system, we are considering many different things, but as far as the concept and launch timing are concerned, there is nothing we can share at this time.”

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